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Report Elder Abuse

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the elders in Florida. The Department works in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Adult Protective Services and the Aging Network to protect disabled adults or elderly persons from further occurrences of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Services provided may include protective supervision, placement and in-home and community-based services.

How To Report Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Report Elder Abuse By Phone: Call Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). Press 1 to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly or a vulnerable adult. This toll free number is available 24/7.

TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf): 1-800-453-5145
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By Fax: To make a report via fax, please send a detailed written report with your name and contact telephone to 1-800-914-0004.

Download the Florida Abuse Hotline’s fax reporting form. (DCF)

To report online: Go to DCF Web site at www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/abuse/report.shtml


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