In the case of an emergency or life-threatening situation, call 911.
For individuals living in the community,
contact the Iowa Department of Human Services / Abuse Hotline (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): (800) 362-2178
For individuals living in a long-term care facility or assisted living program, contact the
Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals, Health Facilities Division / Complaint Intake Line: (877) 686-0027; or the Iowa Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman / (515) 725-3333 or (866) 236-1430. Resources
If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, this document from the Administration on Aging offers valuable guidance.
The Dependent Adult Abuse program provides evaluations and assessments of alleged abused dependent adults.
The Legal Hotline is the first place to receive information and advice about elder law issues.
Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, the NCEA is the place to find up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.