As our population ages, we are seeing more cases of elder abuse. Abuse can happen in a home setting or at a professional health facility. Seniors are sometimes not able to defend themselves when they’ve grown physically frail, are easily confused or eager to trust someone in their time of need.
If you suspect elder abuse, contact New Mexico Adult Protective Services by calling their Hotline: 866-654-3219 or 505-476-4912. Browse their website for more information about Elder Abuse: https://www.caregiver.org.
Esperanza Shelter does accept victims of elder abuse into our shelter. You can always call our Hotline if you or someone you care about needs emergency shelter because of elder abuse.
If you suspect an elderly person you know is in immediate danger, call 911!