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If you are a mandated reporter, DHSS encourages you to make your adult abuse and neglect reports online 24/7 to help keep our hotline open to the public. Thank you for your partnership!
If you suspect a senior or disabled adult is being abused, bullied, neglected, or financially exploited:
Make a difference. Make the Call. 1-800-392-0210
The information within this report illustrates the impact of programs currently in place, as well as areas of need and opportunities for improvement and provides valuable insight to aging and disability advocates and public officials as they work in partnership to make future programmatic decisions.
Caregiver of the Year
If you know of someone who puts their life on hold to care for an ill family member or friend, nominate him or her today. Read more...
Stop Adult Abuse
Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation are real dangers for many older Missourians seniors and adults with disabilities in Missouri. Look here for information about ways to stop it, places to report if you suspect it and groups who will help the victim. Read more...
Help for Independent Living
As we age, many activities of daily living can become more difficult. Look here for many of the options available to help you or a loved one remain independent. Read more...
Worried about Scams?
Every week, there seems to be a new story about a different type of scam. Resources are available to educate people to protect themselves against scams.
- Artificial Intelligence Scams
- Missouri Attorney General Scams & Fraud
- Medicare Fraud –Senior Medicare Patrol
- Federal Trade Commission
Need an Advocate?
Some elderly people are too frail to speak up for themselves. Others can be bullied or fall prey to people who try to take advantage of them. Look here for ways to receive help and age with dignity. Read more...
Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care
Choosing the right kind of care can be a daunting task. Look here for the many options available and the rules that long-term care organizations must follow. Read more...
Publications & Newsletters
A wide range of resources is available to help older Missourians obtain services and find the help they need. Look here for information about the guides and other resources available to seniors and detailed regulations that apply to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Read more...
Rules & Regulations
The state has adopted rules and regulations designed to protect your health and safety and the safety of your loved ones. Look here for information about these requirements. Read more...