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How to Report Elder Abuse


  • To report suspected abuse of seniors or vulnerable adults living in a residential home or in an assisted living facility call Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services at 410-853-3000, after making a language selection, press 2 for Adult Protective Services.

  • To report suspected abuse in a nursing home, call Baltimore Department of Aging, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program at 410-887-4200.


Information and Services for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults


  • Baltimore County Department of Aging
    Supports the 60+ age citizens of Baltimore County, helping them to remain healthy, active, safe and independent members of the community. Welcomes requests to provide, coordinate and advocate for seniors to ensure the highest quality of life for both active and health-impaired seniors, their families and caregivers. Call 410-887-2594 or e-mail:

  • Baltimore County Department of Health
    Provides state and federally mandated assessments of functionally disabled adults who are at risk of institutionalization. Assessments are conducted where the at risk adult currently resides. Develops individualized plans, assists the adult in obtaining necessary services and when needed, follows up with case management. There is no cost for this service. Contact 410-887-2740 or 410-887-2754

  • Baltimore County Police Department
    Responds to 911 calls for elder abuse, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation with a uniformed patrol officer. If applicable, investigation and criminal charges will follow. The Police Department works with Adult Protective Services to provide assistance to vulnerable adults, defined as persons aged 18 and over who lack the physical or mental capacity to provide for their daily needs.

  • Maryland Adult Protective Services
    Serves persons aged 18 or over who lack the physical or mental capacity to provide for their daily needs. Serves to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests. From the Maryland Department of Human Resources/Social Services - Adult Protective Services. 

  • National Council on Aging (NCOA)
    A nonprofit advocacy and service organization focused on improving the lives of older adults.  Developing solutions and programs to help older adults live more productive lives through a variety of programs, focused on finances, employment and health of our senior population.

  • Pro Bono Counseling Project
    Provides free and reduced-cost referrals with licensed mental health professionals for uninsured and under-insured families, couples and individuals of any age. Private practice therapists volunteer their time to assure that all those who live or work in Maryland have access to mental health care. Seniors who are grieving, have lost interest in daily activities, have family problems, or have been financially exploited and would like to discuss this with a professional, please contact 410-825-1001.


Elder Care Resources



Newsletter of Baltimore County - Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST)


BC-REST is a coalition of members from County agencies and community organizations working together to prevent elder abuse.





Our mission:

Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today is a coalition working to educate and empower the community to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Baltimore County, through strategic alliances, advocacy and resource development. 
Do you want to get involved or want to know more about BC-REST? 

  • Inquire about having your organization become a member of BC-REST.

  • Schedule a presentation on elder abuse prevention for your group.

  • Get on our mailing list or get more information.

  • Call us at 410-887-4200.


BC-REST Member Organizations List [PDF]



For more information, questions about elder abuse prevention or finding the appropriate agency to contact for help, please email the Baltimore County Department of Aging at


Facebook   You can also find Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) on Facebook.


Revised: January 11, 2018