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Abuse of an elder or dependent adult includes any of the following:
View the Red Flags of Elder Abuse (PDF) to learn more.
If you suspect that an older or dependent adult needs help:
If you are in immediate danger, please contact 911.
Reports are made by either of the following:
The law requires mandated reporters to make a verbal report immediately or as soon as possible, but within 24 hours, followed by a written report within 2 days.
This training is recommended for all employees of public and private care facilities, for health care workers, members of the clergy, employees of financial institutions, law enforcement personnel and anyone with full or intermittent responsibility for the care and custody of an elderly or dependent adult.
You can find the free Mandated Report Training online. For more information about the requirements for a Mandated Reporters please visit the CA Adult Protective Services page.