Reporting Elder Abuse

The following information pertains to the mandatory reporting statutes of elder abuse in the United States and U.S. Territories.

All states (not territories) have a mandatory reporting statute for elder abuse, however, almost every state varies as to the following areas:

  • Who is required to report abuse or suspected abuse (the “mandated reporters”).
  • What activities constitute or require reporting
  • Whether or not the victim lacks capacity
  • Whether or not the victim resides at home or in an assisted living facility or nursing home.