Elders in the community can be at risk because of physical challenges, changes in mental capacity or a decrease in their ability to live independently. We’re here to help — working to ensure that individuals enjoy a high quality of life, maintain their dignity and preserve their rights to self-determination. We receive and screen reports of possible elder abuse, neglect (self or by other) and exploitation. We then conduct investigations and make referrals to the appropriate agencies to ensure people receive the assistance they need. If necessary, we can help protect the individual by assisting with protective placement and guardianship actions through the court.
If you know of someone who may be at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation by another or is at risk due to self-neglect, call 715.841.5160 or 1.855.487.3338 (toll free).