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Aging & Disability Resource Center
Abuse & Neglect
By law your identity is kept confidential.
Call 262-605-6646 or 800-472-8008 during the day; evenings and weekends call 262-657-7188.
A staff member will listen to your concerns.
worker will assess the situation and offer options. If the person accepts help, he or she is linked to services.
Remember, a competent adult has the right to decline assistance.
If alleged abuse is confirmed, appropriate legal action is pursued.
How You Can Help
Maintain close ties with impaired friends, neighbors and relatives.
Examine closely your ability to provide long-term, in-home care; explore alternative sources of care.
Ask for sources of help and use them.
Recognize that many forms of abuse and mistreatments are crimes.
Contact Adult Protective Services if you suspect adult abuse in your family or community.
Offer personal home care unless you thoroughly understand and can meet the demands, responsibilities and costs involved.
Ignore your limitations and over extend yourself when caring for an impaired adult.
Hamper the impaired adult’s independence or intrude unnecessarily on the impaired adult’s privacy.
Ignore signs of abuse in the community because you aren’t related to the suspected victim.
Neglect reporting suspected abuse for fear of financial or legal responsibility.
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