To report suspected adult abuse call
(530) 841-4200 during business hours or call the adult & children's
hotline at (530) 842-7009 after business hours.
Adult Protective Services:
Investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect of adults over age
64 or dependent adults ages 18 through 64. Twenty-four hour response
to emergency situations of abuse and neglect.
In-Home Supportive Services:
A program designed to keep individuals with ongoing medical needs
safely in their own homes by providing an in-home caregiver.
Probate and mental health conservatorships and their estate
Information and Referral: Information and referral to local
services, or help finding services in other parts of the state or
Placement of seniors and dependent adults at risk of abuse and
neglect if they stay in their current living situation.
Shelter for adults incapable of providing for their own food,
shelter, clothing, and medical care.
A Few Facts about
One in twenty elders over the age of 65 are abused. One incident of
abuse in fourteen will be reported.
There are four main categories of elder abuse: physical abuse,
financial abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect.
The victim of elder abuse is generally a white female, over the age
of 75, who is disabled. She lives with her abuser and depends on her
abuser for her care. She will not report the abuse and denies the
abuse happened if it is reported. Her abuser is most likely related
to her. The typical abuser is an adult son, who is the caregiver, is
often a substance abuser, and is dependent on the victim financially