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Elder Abuse (4)+

  • APS Investigations and Findings

    Adult Protective Services (APS) is a statewide government agency. It is part of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). APS investigators respond to reports of possible abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults who live in their own homes or in a facility where there is an allegation of mistreatment by someone who is not an employee of the facility. #2940EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect

    Read about the different types of abuse that frail elders and vulnerable adults are protected from under the law. #9920EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Protection Order Advocacy Program

    A protection order is an order, issued by a judge, to protect a person from another person whose behavior is abusive, threatening, exploitive or seriously alarming. This describes the different types of orders. Read More

    By:
    King County Prosecuting Attorney
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order

    An Order for Protection can help keep a vulnerable adult safe. However, an order is only one part of protecting a vulnerable adult. If you have questions about other options, call: the statewide telephone number to report abuse or neglect: 1-866-ENDHARM, 1-866-363-4276. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts

Financial Exploitation (2)+

  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Senior Fraud

    Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Learn how to avoid con criminals. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
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