Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

The challenges in meeting the needs of vulnerable adults are to ensure there is no abuse, neglect or exploitation. If we know a vulnerable adult who is not getting the care they need, Adult Protective Services (APS) are available to assist.

APS responds to the following reports concerning a vulnerable adult age 18 or older:

  • Abuse
  • Neglect by others or self-neglect
  • Financial exploitation

Additionally, APS provides education and training to community partners, local service providers, and the public. To make a report, or find out more about APS contact the local Area Agency on Aging.

We can use the area map below to find the nearest Area Agency on Aging for provider information. Also to the right, “Quick Tips” and “Resources” are available to better assist us with finding reliable information and supports.

World Elder Abuse Awareness June 2020

Wear purple on June 15 to Honor Survivors of Elder Abuse and Raise Awareness.

The Facts About Elder Abuse

  • About 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced abuse.
  • Without decent health care and public resources, our
    population becomes more at risk for abuse as we age.
  • The impact of elder abuse is felt by people of all ages.
  • Elder abuse also reduces older people’s participation
    in the life of our communities.
  • Elder abuse creates health care and legal costs that
    are often carried by public programs like Medicare
    and Medicaid.

Do you suspect abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult? Report it to the local Area Agency on Aging . If the situation is very serious, threatening, or dangerous, call 911 or the local police for immediate help.

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