Protective Services and Ombudsman
Signs of elder abuse – Although these signs do not always mean elder abuse, it is important to be aware that elder abuse can occur at anytime to anyone:
  • Bruises or broken bones
  • Weight loss
  • Dementia may be blamed on “old age” when the real cause is malnutrition or drug interactions or side effects.
  • The older person never goes outside or never sees visitors
  • Withdrawing large sums of money from a savings account without apparent reason
  • Signing over his or her home to a relative
Phone number 717-265-7887

For professionals interested in aging topics this area provides information on the programs that advocate for the safety and well-being of older adults.  Learn how to recognize and report elder abuse and discover how the citizen advocates in the Ombudsman Program  promote resident’s rights in long-term care facilities. 

Ombudsman Flyer (In English and Spanish)