Nebraska Department of
Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509


State Unit on Aging
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

The following are some of the programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. To obtain a complete listing of all programs offered, call 402-471-7000.

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, food and financial assistance eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman –  advocates for those living in a long-term care facility.
  • Developmental Disability Services –  service coordination for adults 19 years of age or older with disabilities.
  • Social Services Block Grant Program –  assistance for persons who are aged 60 and older or disabled so they may remain in their own home or in other safe surroundings as long as possible.
  • Adult Protective Services (APS) –  investigates and helps remedy abusive situations.

You can anonymously report elder abuse to Adult Protective Services at 800-652-1999. See page D7 for a listing of common signs of abuse.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
(research on aging and the health & well-being of aging adults)

Be aware of these signs of abuse/neglect:

  • Financial Exploitation
    • Misuse of money or property
    • Taking possession of money or property
  • Physical Abuse
    • Bruises
    • Dehydration
    • Malnutrition
    • Confined against will
    • Burns
    • Sexual abuse
    • Unexplained injuries
    • Cuts/wounds
  • Neglect by Caregiver or Self
    • Deprived of food
    • Deprived of clothing
    • Deprived of shelter
    • Poor personal hygiene
    • Lack of medication
    • Unsafe/unsanitary housing
    • Abandoned
    • Lack of medical care
    • Lack of heat
    • Lack of supervision
    • Overmedicated
  • Victim’s Behavioral Signs
    • Confusion
    • Fear
    • Inability to reach food, water, sanitary facilities
    • Depression
    • Inability to care for self