The Legal Assistance program can help older adults with:
Find more help at the nearest Area Agency on Aging or
Call the ElderAccess LineTM: Omaha (402) 827-5656 or Statewide (800) 527-7249
An ombudsman works with nursing home and assisted living residents. They help answer resident concerns and complaints.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Call: (800) 942-7830
APS serves vulnerable adults. Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation. This includes self-neglect. When abuse is confirmed, APS will intervene. Services will be provided with as little disruption to the client's life as possible. Whenever possible, clients receive help to live in the place of their choice.
Visit: Adult Protective Services
Call: (800) 652-1999 or local law enforcement
The Consumer Protection Division protects Nebraskans from fraud and deceptive trade practices, including, but not limited to:
Call: (800) 727-6432
From time to time, almost everybody has a dispute. It could be with a neighbor, a business, or some other person or organization. Going to court is not the only way to settle disputes. A trained professional can help both parties find a solution everyone agrees with. These trained professionals are mediators. Mediation does not force a solution. Mediators try to be impartial, neutral, and unbiased.
Find a local mediation center at:
Age discrimination in employment is illegal in Nebraska. Generally, this includes private and non-profit employers with 25 or more employees. This also covers state and local governments, as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.
Some examples of employment areas where age discrimination can happen:
Call the closest office:
An Advance Directive is a statement or instruction a person makes about his or her wishes concerning health care. The Advance Directive is a formal document. It is made while the person is still capable of knowing what his or her wishes are.
A Living Will is a formal document. A person makes it while they are still capable of expressing their health care wishes. If a person is unable to express his or her wishes, the Living Will (document) may guide health care decisions.
The Power of Attorney gives another person broad powers to another person’s financial and business transactions. The POA can legally act on the person’s behalf.
A Healthcare Power of Attorney gives another person the power to make certain healthcare decisions. The HPOA is designated while the person is still capable of expressing their wishes. If a person is unable to express his or her wishes, the HPOA may guide health care decisions.