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Senior Resources: Abuse & Neglect
From Texas Department of Family and Protective Services:
Although the problem of abuse of the elderly and adults with disabilities has been widely recognized only in recent decades, some estimate it may be as common as child abuse. Abuse results in scratches, cuts, bruises, burns, broken bones, bedsores, confinement, rape or sexual misconduct, and verbal and psychological abuse.
Neglect results in starvation, dehydration, over- or under-medication, unsanitary living conditions, and lack of heat, running water, electricity, medical care, and personal hygiene.
Any aged or disabled adult who is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation is eligible to receive adult protective services.
Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may receive short-term services such as emergency shelter, home repair, meals, transportation, help with financial management, home health services, and medical and mental health services.
|Adult Protective Services-APS|
see listing for details
P.O. Box 149030
Austin Texas 78714
1-800-252-5400 or https://www.txabusehotline.orgExternal Link For reporting abuse, [more...]
|Texas Department of Family and Protective Services|
APS is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of [more...]
|Family Eldercare - Eldershelter|
Abuse & Neglect, Services for Disabled, Housing Assistance
|Prevention and Early Intervention Division-TDFPS|
701 W. 51st St.
Austin Texas 78751
Contact for information on community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, [more...]
|Senior Citizens Law Project|
2201 Post Rd., Ste. 104
Austin Texas 78704
Legal Resources, Senior General Resources, Abuse & Neglect
|St. Patrick Catholic Church |
1900 Gregg Lane, Building A, Suite 1
Pflugerville Texas 78691
AAIM member Provides help and support for abuse victims [more...]
|Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services|
Senior General Resources Alzheimers