Report Elder Abuse -- Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-866-800-1409

Abuse of the elderly and adults with disabilities is the least recognized form of family violence. The fiscal year 2014 Annual Report covering July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 there were 14,371 reports of abut received by the program (including 2,607 reports involving adults with disability age 18-59).

To report suspected abuse, financial exploitation or neglect of an older person or a person with disabilities age 18-59 call the statewide, 24-hour Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-866-800-1409,
1-888-206-1327 (TTY).

For residents who live in nursing facilities, call the Illinois Department of Public Health's Nursing Home Complaint Hotline: 1-800-252-4343.

For residents who live in Supportive Living Facilities (SLFs), call the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services' SLF Complaint Hotline: 1-800-226-0768.

Abuse takes many forms, and in most cases victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. In Illinois, 54% of adult abuse reports allege financial exploitation; approximately 23% allege physical abuse; 52% allege active or passive neglect; and 43% allege emotional abuse.
Physical Abuse – causing the infliction of physical pain or injury to an older person.

To learn more about identifying abuse and helping those around you, click here to connect to the Illinois Department on Aging.