Elder Protective Services

Central Boston Elder Services assists persons 60 years and older who are at high risk and are suffering from either self-neglect, caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or financial exploitation.

What Does The Program Do?

The Boston Elder Protective Services Program intervenes in situations where abuse and/or neglect endangers an elder’s health and well-being in any way. The source of this abuse and/or neglect may be intentional or unintentional, and can take many forms, including:

Physical Abuse

Non-accidental acts where there is bruising, an injury, medical treatment required.

Sexual Abuse

Unwanted sexual acts, sexual misuse or exploitation, or threats of sexual abuse.

Emotional Abuse

Deliberate act with negative impact to elder’s emotional well-being.

Financial Exploitation

Non-accidental act or omission by another person which results in substantial monetary or property loss.


Failure or refusal of the caretaker to provide one or more of the necessities for the elder’s well-being.

Self Neglect

Failure or refusal by an elder to provide for one or more of his/her essential needs.

To make a report please call 1(800) 922-2275
24 Hours a day
7 Days a week