Bucks County Area Agency on
30 East Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
24 HOUR HOTLINE: 1-800-243-3767
Older Adult Protective Services
Program for people, over age 60, at risk of serious physical
injury or death from neglect and abuse; a care manager is on
call 24 hours a day on the HOTLINE listed above; all reports
accepted and confidentiality maintained; services offered to
individuals in private residences and any group setting; Spanish
is spoken, and arrangements for other languages can be made;
agency acts as ombudsman for complaints about long-term care
of older persons both in nursing homes and community.
8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests
of the Elderly (CARIE)
1315 Walnut Street Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone counseling through the
CARIE LINE - 215-545-5728 - specializing in information and
assistance to older people, including elder abuse and crime
against the elderly. CARIE provides training and education
through its "Competence with Compassion" training
program for caregivers employed in long-term care settings
regarding elder abuse awareness and prevention.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
CARIE LINE services are free; call with pricing questions regarding the "Competence
with Compassion" training program.
Support Groups for Caregivers
Children of Aging Parents
1609 Woodbourne Road #302A
Levittown, PA 19057
Information and referral for caregivers;
support groups meet monthly at various times in Levittown,
Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, Bristol, Trevose,
Richboro, Langhorne, St. Mary Medical Center.
8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday; answering machine after
Minimal cost for materials.
Telephone Support for Elders
CONTACT Bucks County
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
Service for seniors and handicapped
people who live alone; a trained volunteer calls daily at pre-arranged
time; if no answer, emergency help is summoned; if person answers,
but sounds confused or disoriented, someone is notified to
Bucks County Courthouse
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901