1. Use Hotline to Report Suspected Elder Abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse is the national authority on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Resources include a deep repository of research, training materials, breaking news and other information. Find hotlines at the Resource page and report abuse to local authorities.
  2. Look Up Problem Nursing Homes in Your State.  Nursing Home Inspect is an easy-to-use online tool for comparing nursing homes based on the number of deficiencies and penalties cited by regulators during the past three years. The data is continually updated by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization.
  3. Groups Fight Elder Abuse with Awareness and Action.  The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is one of the nation’s foremost associations dedicated to protecting the safety, security and dignity of America’s elderly. The Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect serves as a national clearinghouse of information on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Also review these ten ways to prevent elder abuse.