Finding Help : Elder abuse

A listing of agencies and helplines that can assist in identifying and responding to the abuse of vulnerable seniors.

Click on the resource names listed below to view details and contact information

Elder Abuse Institute of Maine

Offers helplines and transitional housing for victims of elder abuse.

FBI tips for fraud protection

The Federal Bureau of Investigation provides these tips on how seniors can protect themselves against fraud.

Maine Office of the Attorney General: Elder Issues

Hotlines and reporting numbers for reporting elder abuse and violations at nursing facilities and assisted living programs.

National Center on Elder Abuse

Part of the federal Administration on Aging, the National Center on Elder Abuse website includes strategies for responding to and preventing the abuse of vulnerable seniors.

Portland Crisis Intervention Services

The Portland Police Department provides law enforcement, crisis intervention and community policing to the City of Portland.

  • Phone: Emergency: 911; Non-emergency: 874-8300
  • Location: 109 Middle St. Portland ME 04101
  • Visit the website

Senior Medicare Patrol

An office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to identify and reduce fraud and abuse in Medicare and MaineCare programs.

State of Maine Adult Protective Services

Provides and coordinates services for incapacitated and dependent adults, including seniors. Confidential reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation can be submitted via toll-free number (1-800-624-8404) or TTY by dialing 711.

Stein Institute for Research on Aging videos

The Stein Institute for Research on Aging provides a series of videos on issues including elder abuse.