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)