Helplines, Hotlines, and Referral Sources
To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Minnesota:
- 1-800-333-2433 (Connects to the Senior Linkage Line, an information and referral line, which will direct callers to appropriate reporting agencies).
- 1-800-627-3529 (TDD/TYY access).
To reach the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, telephone: 1-800-657-3591 (TDD/TTY, please call 711) or 651-431-2555.
Callers wishing to report suspected abuse may use the Senior Linkage Line (above) or contact county agencies directly. According to the Minnesota Adult Protective Services web page,
“Eighty-seven counties have their own adult protection units which are responsible for investigating county complaints and providing protective services. State agencies investigate complaints in regulated industries, such as nursing facilities or group homes. Law enforcement units coordinate with state and local vulnerable adult units to investigate maltreatment reports made and investigated.”
Individuals wishing to report suspected elder mistreatment may telephone the state help line listed above, or visit the Adult Protective Services Unit page and navigate the County Directory for Common Entry Point (CEP) contacts.
State elder abuse statistics and/or other publications, Available Here.
Visit the Minnesota Adult Protective Services web page.
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