Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

Utah Resources

In Utah, during fiscal year 2004, Adult Protective Services investigated 2,340 allegations of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Thirty-three percent of all confirmed cases in 2004 involved self-neglect. Another 18 percent involved emotional abuse; 18 percent involved financial exploitation; 15 percent involved physical abuse; 11 percent involved caregiver neglect; and 5 percent involved sexual abuse.

State Government Agencies

Laws and Regulations Help Lines and Hotlines
  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community
    1-800-371-7897 or (801) 264-7669
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care
    1-800-662-4147 or (801) 538-6158
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