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The State of Nevada, Aging and Disability Services Division provides Elder Protective Services for persons 60 years old and older who may experience abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation. Elder Protective Services serves all of Nevada.

Elder abuse is a crime! 

If the Aging and Disability Services Division Elder Protective Service worker believes that a crime has been committed against an older person, a referral is made to the appropriate law enforcement agency for possible investigation and prosecution.

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Brochure  (PDF File)

Poster  (PDF File)

 

  Elder Protective Service Includes:

 

bulletInvestigation, which begins within 3 working days of being reported
bulletEvaluation
bulletCounseling
bulletArrangement/Referral for other services

Protective services are provided if the individual is willing to accept these services.

 

 

 Who can report a case of elder abuse?


Any person may report an incident of abuse if they have reasonable cause to believe that an elderly person has been abused, neglected, exploited, or isolated. All information received as a result of a report is maintained as confidential.

Mandatory reporters must make the report immediately after the event, but no later than 24 hours after there is reason to believe that an elderly person has been abused, neglected, exploited, or isolated. Mandatory reporters include:

bulletMedical professionals
bulletEmployees of hospitals and home health agencies
bulletSocial workers
bulletCoroners
bulletLaw enforcement employees
bulletAdult or juvenile probation officers
bulletDepartment of Health and Human Services' employees
bulletMortuary or funeral home employees
bulletEmployees of the facilities providing care for older persons
bulletMusic therapists (per new legislation)
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE, Elder Abuse Reporting: Clarification regarding reporting requirements and state regulations for Nursing Facilities, Residential Facilities for Groups (i.e. Group Homes/Assisted Living Facilities), and Homes for Individual Residential Care (HIRC). Click here to view the notice (PDF file).

 

 

 How do I make a report?


To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, isolation, and/or complaints to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program please utilize these phone numbers:
bulletLas Vegas/Clark County
(702) 486-6930
bulletStatewide/All Other Areas
(888) 729-0571
bullet

Local police department or sheriff's office

If an older person is in immediate danger, the local police, sheriff's office or emergency medical service should be contacted. If the older person is not in immediate danger, the report should be made via one of the designated phone numbers.

Please do not send a report of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation to the Aging and Disability Services Division email address, as it may not be acted on promptly.

 

The Aging and Disability Services Division observes the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any service or activity because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability under these programs.

 

Elder Abuse Reporting System (EARS) Reports

Last Updated: 08/28/2013

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