Abuse and Neglect
● Being threatened, hit or touched without your permission?
● Not receiving adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical or dental care?
● Experiencing financial problems because money is being taken without permission?
By reporting cases of abuse, you’ll access the assistance of professionals who are sensitive to the needs of people who are elderly, physically or developmentally disabled.
● Call the Aging and
● A staff member will listen to your concerns.
● An Adult Protective Services worker will assess the situation and offer options. If the person accepts help, he or she is linked to services.
● Remember, a competent adult has the right to decline assistance.
● If alleged abuse is confirmed, appropriate legal action is pursued.
ties with impaired friends, neighbors and relatives.
● Examine closely your ability to provide long-term, in-home care; explore alternative sources of care.
● Ask for sources of help and use them.
● Recognize that many forms of abuse and mistreatments are crimes.
● Contact Adult Protective Services if you suspect adult abuse in your family or community.
home care unless you thoroughly understand and can meet the demands,
responsibilities and costs involved.
● Ignore your limitations and over extend yourself when caring for an impaired adult.
● Hamper the impaired adult’s independence or intrude unnecessarily on the impaired adult’s privacy.
● Ignore signs of abuse in the community because you aren't related to the suspected victim.
● Neglect reporting suspected abuse for fear of financial or legal responsibility.
If you or someone you know is living in one of these abusive situations, PLEASE CALL:
|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||(715) 538-4351 (after hours)|
|Aging & Disability Resource
Office open Monday – Friday
|1-800-273-2001 or (715) 538-2001|
|New Horizons Outreach
18519 Blair Street
Whitehall, WI 54773
|24 hour crisis line 1-800-706-8586 or (715) 538-2810|
Domestic Violence Hotline
Anonymous and confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
For information on abuse - 608-266-2536