Report Elder Abuse

Reports are accepted by phone Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact To Report Abuse of Elder Persons or Adults with Disabilities

You can call or file a report on the web.

Note: The online reporting form is not compatible with Internet Explorer 10.

APS is not a first responder. Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger!

Toll-Free:
1-866-55AGING (+1 866-552-4464)
Press "3"

If you are unable to reach a live Intake Specialist, please leave a detailed message or fully complete the web reporting form. Phone messages and web reports will be followed up on the next business day. Leaving a message or completing a web report does not constitute an accepted report for investigation. If you do not receive a follow-up call within 48 hours, please call during regular business hours to follow up on your report.

To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an older adult or adult with a disability residing in a long-term care facility (i.e. community living arrangements, personal care homes, intermediate care or skilled nursing homes), contact the Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation, 1-800-878-6442 or http://dch.georgia.gov.

*Mandated reporters include: Any person required to report child abuse as provided in subsection (c) of Code Section 19-7-5; medical personnel including physicians, interns, residents and others; osteopaths; dentists; psychologists; chiropractors; podiatrists; pharmacists; physical therapists; occupational therapists; licensed professionals and counselors; nursing personnel; social work personnel; daycare personnel; coroner; medical examiner; employees of a public or private agency engaged in professional health-related services to elder persons or adults with disabilities; clergy members; employees of a financial institution, and law enforcement personnel.

Related Links

National Adult Protective Services Association
National Center on Elder Abuse
National Committee on the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Download this pdf file.Wallet Card: Elder Abuse Reporting Information