Some options for seeking help include:
Contacting a local domestic violence program for information on abusive and controlling relationships, services for victims of domestic violence, support counseling, 24 hour hotline services, batterer intervention programs and emergency shelter services.
Contacting a local senior center for more information on caregiver abuse and services for senior citizens.
Contacting a center for independent living for information on independent living services and assistive devices/ equipment.
Contacting the local police department to report criminal offenses of domestic assault/battery, sexual assault, and abuse and neglect of an elderly personor other vulnerable adult.
Reporting abuse and neglect of a mentally or physically incapacitated adult to the local
Adult Protective Services Unit or the Elder Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-800-352-6513.
(Contact your local Adult Protective Services Unit for more information on understanding “mentally or physically incapacitated” adults and mandatory reporting.)
Reporting nursing home or residential care facility abuse to the elder abuse
hotline and/or the WV Long-Term Care office at 1-800-834-0598.