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Elder Abuse and Neglect

If you would like to report a suspected case of Medicaid fraud or have questions, please contact us at
804-371-0779 or 1-800-371-0824, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

MFCU ElderSquad: Caregiver helping elderly woman with a meal.Two dedicated Units of the MFCU investigate allegations of abuse or neglect of elderly and incapacitated adults receiving Medicaid benefits in the Commonwealth. As a result of a widespread networking effort including Adult Protective Services, local ombudsmen, law enforcement, and Commonwealth’s Attorneys, collegial relationships have developed and referrals are arriving at a fast pace. These two Units strive to provide rapid response to referrals, effective investigations, and successful outcomes so that Virginia’s vulnerable adults receive the highest quality of care possible in both home and institutional settings.

 

 

Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

  • Burns, welts, scratches, bruises, cuts
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains
  • Restrained, tied to bed or chair
  • Mistrust of others
  • Unsanitary or unsafe housing
  • Inappropriate or inadequate clothing
  • Malnourished
  • Lacks needed supervision
  • Untreated medical condition
  • Lacks needed dentures, glasses, hearing aids or medication