Adult Protective Services
1.877.767.2385 | 1.877.SOS.ADULT

Northern Arizona Council of
Governments Area Agency on Aging


Yavapai Family Advocacy Center

Arizona Attorney General's Elder Help

Elder abuse refers to any intentional or negligent act that causes harm or serious risk to a vulnerable elder. Broadly defined, abuse may include:

Physical Abuse.
Emotional Abuse.
Sexual Abuse.
Neglect & Abandonment.

Social isolation, physical limitations, mental impairment (such as dementia, Alzheimer's Disease) or fear of losing independence may contribute to vulnerability. Family members (adult children, spouses) are the most common perpetrators—making this form of abuse hard to detect.
Some national studies suggest more than 500,000 Americans over 60 are victims of domestic abuse each year. It is estimated that for every case that is reported to authorities, 14 or more are never reported. Reporting of exploitation is even less, with estimates of only one in 25 cases being reported to authorities.
  • Become a community sentinel. Keep a watchful eye out for loved ones, friends, or neighbors who may be vulnerable.
  • Get involved. Volunteer with older adults in your community. Support initiatives to increase and strengthen adult protective services in Yavapai County.
  • Speak up if you have concerns

PEAC would like to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the donors of our latest charity fundraiser event,, their generous support has help us to continue to raise awareness of elder abuse.

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