Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

Indiana Resources

Indiana is the only state in which adult protective services is a criminal justice function. Full-time investigators operate out of 18 County Prosecutors' offices statewide. In state fiscal year 2004 adult abuse caseworkers investigated 15,080 reports, an increase of about 12 percent from 2003.

State Government Agencies Laws and Regulations

Sources for Statistics

Help Lines and Hotlines
  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community
    1-800-992-6978 (Toll-Free in Indiana) or 1-800-545-7763, Ext. 20135
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care
    1-800-246-8909
    How to Report a Complaint
  • Indiana Adult Protective Services Division on Aging 1-317-232-0135
  • Local Elder Abuse Reporting Numbers
    Bartholomew County
    Clark County
    Monroe County
    St. Joseph County Adult Protective Services Unit 2: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall & Koscuisko Cos. 533 N. Niles Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 574-235-5092 1-800-626-8320 Indiana State Hotline for abuse. 800-992-6978 Eldercare Locator for out-of-state APS offices. 800-677-1116
    Vanderburgh County
    Wayne County
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