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Protective Services

Is someone taking advantage of you — or an elder you know?

Unscrupulous people may take advantage of elders financially, physically or emotionally. If anyone is harming or taking money from you, a relative or a neighbor, get help and protection through Highland Valley Elder Services.

Call us at (800) 322-0551 if you have any questions about or need of our Protective Services.

About Protective Services

Elder abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect by a caregiver, self-neglect and financial exploitation. The goal of protective services is to remedy or alleviate the abusive situation and to prevent the re-occurrence of abuse.

Anyone can make an elder abuse report. However, the law requires certain professionals to report suspected incidents of abuse. Mandated reporters who fail to make elder abuse reports when appropriate are subject to a fine up to $1,000. In addition, the law provides mandated reporters with immunity from any civil or criminal liability that otherwise could result from making a report, provided the reporter did not commit the abuse. Persons who are not mandated reporters have the same immunity, as long as they make a report in good faith.

If you are concerned about any type of abuse, please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 322-0551!

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