You may not know that Pennsylvania has a significant amount of claims related to elder abuse and neglect. This is due mainly to our state’s large aging population, which is among the highest in the country. The State of Pennsylvania has noticed this occurrence and has created a website and resource center for victims or family members related to those who have suffered elder abuse.
Pennsylvania has set up a statewide elder abuse hotline, which can be accessed by calling this number: 1-800-490-8505. The hotline is open 24 hours a day and can be used a tipline to report activity related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, identity theft, or abandonment of an elderly PA resident. Pennsylvania also has local Area Agencies on Aging that can assist in these situations.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer who takes nursing home abuse and neglect cases in the western and central Pennsylvania areas. He takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties, and his practice is based in Altoona, PA. For more information on his firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.
To access Pennsylvania’s resource page for elder abuse, please click this link.