Adult protection services

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We protect individuals and families who are at risk of, or who have been exposed to, abuse and neglect. We ensure the enduring safety of the clients through providing interventions and supportive services. We conduct social investigation on cases where vulnerable adults are in need of protection and provide case management to the survivors and their families to connect them to relevant services and ensure their safety. We also work closely with the service providers in the provision of services for vulnerable adults, individuals and families experiencing family violence.

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Adult Protective Services

The APS Law establishes a program of protective services in order to detect, prevent, reduce and eliminate abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of these adults in need. A report can be made on behalf of the adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, group home, hospital, etc. Reporters can remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination, and civil and criminal prosecution. The statewide Protective Services Hotline is available 24 hours a day. View annual reports to explore data on reporting, regulations, victims, and perpetrators. Increase access to health care.

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APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities and who live in the community. Any adult who has a disability or who is age 65 or older that is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may be eligible to receive adult protective services. Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services.
There are APS agencies all over the nation, and more than likely there is one near your community. If you have any issues, concerns or questions, it is always confidential and safe to contact an APS office near you. To get help or make a report, please click on the Learn More link below to find reporting contact information for your state. Learn More. NAPSA will connect you with peers throughout the country, provide the most current training content, and keep you abreast of the latest in practice methods and policy developments.