Elder Voice Family Advocates suggests a three step system if you suspect or witness the abuse or neglect of a vulnerable individual whether they live in their own home, a nursing home or an assisted living/memory care facility.
Call Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) - Toll free 1-844-880-1574
Call the local police department in the city where your loved one is residing and file a police report.
Report the abuse or suspected abuse to your loved one’s primary care provider.
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC)
Adults 18 years and over:
Toll free 1-844-880-1574
This reporting line is confidential and your identity cannot be released without a court order.
Press option 1 to report the suspected abuse or neglect.
Press option 2 to listen to information about MAARC.
Minnesota Elder Justice Center
651-440-9300 - Elder and vulnerable adult abuse are complex and can happen to anyone – the Elder Justice Center can help. Call 651-440-9300 with your questions! If the situation is an emergency please call 911 or your local law enforcement. For more information go to: https://elderjusticemn.org/for-families/
DHS Information Desk
TTY/TDD service: 800-627-3529
Office of Health Facility Complaints
Minnesota Board of Nursing
MN Aging - Senior LinkAge Line®
Toll free 1-800-333-2433
Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
toll-free at 800-657-3591
TDD/TTY call 711)
Legislative Informational Resources:
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