Reporting Elder Abuse

Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation involve behavior by licensed and/or non-licensed individuals, often family members or neighbors, toward an elder person who does not reside in a licensed facility. Elder abuse is harm or threatened harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by another person. Elder neglect is harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by self-neglect or the conduct of a person responsible for the adult's care. Elder exploitation is the misuse of an adult's funds, property or personal dignity by another person. If you suspect Elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in a private home or unlicensed facility, notify:

Michigan Department of Human Services

Michigan Department of Human Services Protective Services for Adults or Children. Statewide 24 hour Hotline:
1-800-99NOABUSE / 1-800 996-6228

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.
Developmental Disabilities: 1-800-288-5923
Mental Illness: 1-800-288-5923
Michigan Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General 24-hour Health Care Fraud Hotline:
1-800-24-ABUSE / 1-800-242-2873

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What do I do if I think someone is using my identity fraudulently?

Immediately report it to one of the consumer reporting companies: Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; Experian 1-888-397-3742; or TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289.

The company you call is required to contact the other two companies. Also visit for other tips.

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