This information is being provided to the seniors and dependent adults of El Dorado County. It is our hope that the following information will assist seniors and dependent adults with crime prevention, crime awareness, identifying types of crimes commonly associated with seniors and dependent adults, and crime reporting resources.
To further this cause, the County of El Dorado District Attorney’s Victim Witness Program has assigned experienced advocates to provide services to all victims of elder abuse. The advocates assist with crisis counseling, resource and referral, emergency assistance, orientation to the criminal justice system, court support, case status information, restitution assistance, and other services as required. The County of El Dorado has two programs to serve your needs.
DEFINITION OF ELDER ABUSE:
Any willful act perpetrated against a person 65 years of age or older or a dependent adult between the ages of 18 and 64 who has incapacitating physical of mental limitation, in which the elder of dependent adult is subjected to physical pain or mental suffering, or is knowingly permitted to suffer such that his or her person or health is endangered. This includes financial exploitation or fiduciary abuse by a caretaker or person in a position of trust.
The County of El Dorado District Attorney’s Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes those who commit insurance fraud and violate the California consumer protection laws. The fraud hotline and our web page service provide county residents with an opportunity to report cases of fraud including:
Adult Protective Services – Suspicion of physical or financial neglect or abuse of adults over the age of 64 or dependent adults can be reported anonymously. All reports are confidential. Home of the Elder and Adult Resource Team is located at 3057 Briw Road in Placerville. Their telephone number is (530) 642-4800 and their fax number is (530) 622-1543. The South Lake Tahoe office is located at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 202. Their telephone number is (530) 573-3490 and their fax number is (530) 542-9312. Office hours for both locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 24 hour, toll free telephone number is (800) 510-2020.
Ombudsman – For questions regarding physical abuse of dependent adults in nursing home environment. In Placerville, telephone (530) 621-6157 and in South Lake Tahoe, telephone (530) 573-3490.
Local Law Enforcement Agencies