Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

Kentucky Resources

In Kentucky, about 6,000 reported cases of elder abuse or neglect are reported every year. During 2003, allegations relating to mistreatment fell into three main categories: abuse (40%), caretaker neglect (24%) and financial abuse (16%). The average age of victims was 75.

Sources for Statistics State Government Agencies Laws and Regulations

Help Lines and Hotlines

  • Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-752-6200
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman 1-800-372-2991
  • Attorney General's Tip Line 1-877-ABUSE-TIP or 1-877-228-7384
    Attorney General's Online Reporting Form
  • Spouse Abuse Hotline 1-800-544-2022
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services/Division of Aging Services. 1-800-564-7043
Sources for Statistics

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