Every county in the state of Wisconsin has an elder abuse agency that will investigate complaints or reports of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. If you want to report the suspected or confirmed abuse of an adult who is aged 60 or older, you should contact your County Help Line. Each county also must have an adult protective services (APS) agency that is responsible for providing protective services and placement to all adults at risk, regardless of their age. Each APS agency is legally required to report all findings to the Department of Health Services.
When you call to report elder abuse, the person who answers the phone is likely to ask you detailed information about the person whom you suspect is being abused and what abuse you believe is occurring. However, you don’t have to know every detail in order to make a report of elder abuse; additional information is helpful, but not necessary. You also can give your name and address, but you are not required to do so.
Once you contact your county elder abuse agency, a caseworker will review your report and determine what response is necessary, based on the facts and circumstances that you reported. Responders will investigate the situation, if needed, and take immediate steps to improve the current situation and prevent any further abuse. Some of the potential services that your elder abuse agency can offer include the following:
The Wisconsin nursing home lawyers of Boller & Vaughan know how difficult it can be to entrust your loved one to the care of others, particularly when he or she is so dependent on caregivers. When abusive incidents occur in these facilities or other types of long-term care situations, you tend to lose trust in institutional caregivers, no matter how much your loved one needs this kind of care. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and those of your loved ones in all types of circumstances. We handle nursing home abuse cases on a daily basis, and we know how to get the relief to which you may be entitled. Don’t hesitate to fight back against an abusive nursing home or assisted living facility that has caused harm to your loved one. Call us today at 608-268-0268 and see how we can help.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.