The El Paso County Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition was created to empower and educate our community, older adults and caregivers. Our main functions are to provide information on services, policies and trainings for preventing mistreatment of elders. Mistreatment of elders appears in many different forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, undue influence, sexual abuse or exploitation, financial exploitation, denial of critical care and self-neglect. Meetings are held the third Friday of each month at Silver Key Senior Services, located at 1625 S. Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. For more information please call Silver Key Senior Services at (719) 884-2349.
Mandatory Reporting Non-emergency DispatchColorado Springs Police Department (CSPD): 719-444-7000
Adult Abuse or Neglect Intake:DHS-APS@Elpasoco.com719-444-5755
Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting:http://www.coloradoaging.com/
Silver Key Senior Services1625 S. Murray Blvd.Colorado Springs, CO 80916Direct: (719) 884-2349Fax: (719) 884-2301Web: www.silverkey.org
How to Make a Report of Suspected Mistreatment:
On and after July 1, 2014, any mandatory reporter who observes the abuse or exploitation of an at-risk elder, or who has reasonable cause to believe that an at-risk elder has been abused or has been exploited or is at imminent risk of abuse or exploitation, shall report such fact to a law enforcement agency not more than twenty-four hours after making the observation or discovery.
When making a report to law enforcement and Adult Protective Services, provide as much information as possible about the at-risk adult and the alleged perpetrator including:
"Mistreatment" means any of the following acts or omissions committed against an at-risk person: