Adult Abuse or Neglect

Stop Elder Abuse


If you suspect abuse of an older adult or a person with a disability in the COMMUNITY, call:

Adult Protective Services (APS):

  • Toll Free:  1-888-774-0152
  • Central Intake:  404-657-5250
  • Fax Reporting:  770-408-3001
  • Download a referral form:

If you suspect abuse of an adult or a person with a disability in a LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, Personal Care Home and Community Living Arrangement), call:

Healthcare Facility  Regulation (HFR):

To contact a Long Term Care Ombudsman (an advocate for residents of long-term care facilities), call:

  • Toll Free: 1-888-454-5826
  • Local: 404—463-8383

To reach the Division of Aging Services, call:

  • Toll Free:  1-866-552-4464 (1-866-55-AGING)
  • Local: 404-657-5285
  • Website:

To Report Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse to the GeorgiaCares’ SMP Program, call:


To reach the Department of Behavior Health and Developmen tDisabilities Georgia Crisis & Access Line (Mental Health, call:

Toll Free: 1-800-715-4225

Website: http://www.

The Office of the Disability Services Ombudsman

  • Toll Free: 1-866-424-7577
  • Local: 404-656-4261