Elder Affairs

Protecting Arizona seniors from abuse and exploitation is an important priority for the Attorney General's Office. The office provides information on scams and consumer fraud, takes legal action against those who prey on seniors and supports legislation to protect seniors. Attorney General Kris Mayes recently announced a newly launched Elder Affairs Unit focused on stopping and preventing elder abuse.

If you or somebody you know is being physically abused, call 9-1-1 or local law enforcement.

Consumer Scams

Older adults are often vulnerable to exploitation by those who prey on the goodness, financial insecurity or trusting nature of seniors. Find information to educate yourself on common scams and how to protect yourself. If you are aware of or have been the victim of a scam, call us at 602-542-2124, 844-894-4735 (toll free), or email [email protected].

Life Care Planning

Find information and tools such as a Medical or Mental Health Care Power of Attorney forms and a Living Will that help Arizonans of all ages make their choices known about who will manage their medical affairs in the event of an emergency.

Senior Abuse

Find guidance on what to do and who to contact regarding different types of senior abuse that include financial exploitation, neglect, and physical abuse.

Task Force Against Senior Abuse (TASA)

An Advisory Board of public and private organizations established by the Attorney General and dedicated to the protection of Arizona's seniors.

Resources for Seniors

Find links that will connect you to agencies throughout Arizona that might be of assistance. Check out The Senior Toolkit, which is an excellent guide developed by this office to keep you well-informed.

Resources for Professionals

Find statutory information relevant to the protection of seniors and educational materials.

How to Report

Local Law Enforcement: Report maltreatment, imminent danger, welfare checks, evidence documentation, may refer to other agencies

Arizona Attorney General’s Office: Complex cases referred by Adult Protective Services or local law enforcement, financial exploitation, vulnerable adult abuse. *not set up for rapid response

Call the Attorney General TASA Helpline

  • For non-emergency physical abuse: (844) 894-4735 toll-free or (602) 542-2124
  • For financial exploitation: (844) 894-4735 toll-free or (602) 542-2124

Criminal complaint: (602) 542-8888

Consumer complaint: (602) 542-5763

Adult Protective Services: Report abuse cases, individual perpetrators. *does not address maltreatment, not set up for rapid response

Call: 877-SOS-ADULT/877-767-2385

Arizona Department Health Services: Report a facility, complain about a state-licensed facility or provider,

Call: 602-542-1025

Area Agency on Aging 24-hour Helpline: (602) 264-HELP or (602) 264-4357