IMPORTANT: Please do not report cases of suspected elder abuse to the NCEA.
If the situation is serious, threatening, or dangerous, call 911 or the local police for immediate help.
Inquiry or Feedback:
Send an inquiry through our online form.
Call during normal business hours: 1-855-500-3537 (ELDR)
Send a fax: 714-456-7933
Write to the NCEA at:
National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o University of California – Irvine
Program in Geriatric Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
The NCEA is not a reporting or investigating agency, and cannot intervene directly in cases of suspected elder abuse.
If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, you should report these concerns to the protective services agency where the elder lives. To find the reporting number for a specific state, visit the
State Resources page.
Information and referral is also available from the national Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Call toll-free at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (except U.S. federal holidays).