Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

Wyoming resources

"Since Wyoming is one of the most rapidly "aging" states in the country, and may be (per U.S.
Census Bureau projections) the second "oldest" state in the United States by the year 2030, there is
a clear challenge [...] to meet the changing
needs of a growing and diverse population of elders." (WDH, Aging Division – Four Year State Plan, 2006-2010)

In Wyoming, during 2001, Adult Protective Services received 215 complaints of abuse and neglect. Of these, 67 were substantiated. Neglect was the most frequently reported abuse allegation (36%), followed by self-neglect (29%), physical abuse (20%), exploitation (10%), and sexual abuse (1%).

State Government Agencies

Laws and Regulations

Sources for Statistics

Help Lines and Hotlines

  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community
    1-800-457-3659 (Toll free in Wyoming) or (307) 777-3602
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care
    (307) 777-3602 or (307) 777-7123
  • Wyoming Attorney General's Hotline (Victims Only) 1-888-996-8816

Other Resources

  • Wyoming Victim Services Providers
  • PDAP – Prescription Drug Assistance Program
    Pharmacy Office State funded program for income eligible individuals which allows 3 prescriptions per month with a required co-payment ($10.00 generic/$25.00 brand name) per prescription by the client. Office of Pharmacy Services 307-777-6923
  • Preventive Health Services & Mental Wellness Program
    Education and training programs to help older persons maintain a healthy, independent life style. Doreen Sing 307-777-7986

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