Protect yourself from elder abuse

• Take care of your health.

• Seek professional help for depression or alcohol and drug problems (including prescription drugs).

• Learn about domestic violence services in your area.

• Attend support groups.

• Plan your own future. Create a living will to avoid confusion over healthcare decisions should you become incapacitated. Assign power of attorney to someone you can really trust. Seek independent advice before signing any documents.

• Avoid social isolation. Stay active in the community and connected with friends and family.

• Know your rights. If you engage the services of a paid or family caregiver, you have the right to voice your preferences and concerns—and have them respected. If you live in a long term care facility, get the name of your long-term care ombudsman. This person is your primary advocate and has the power to intervene.

• If you think you are being abused or neglected, SPEAK OUT, even if you are not sure. You have a right to question.

NACOG’s Area Agency on Aging       

Domestic Violence Resources               
Social Security                                     
Legal assistance                                     

Veterans Legal assistance          

State Bar of Arizona               


Trauma Intervention Program                
Better Business Bureau                          
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center 

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