Adult Protective Services
Aging is a natural process. Abuse is not. Look for the signs of abuse and report it.
Adult Protective Services Specialists help to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. They help end abuse by matching the needs of the person, with community partners in their area. Partners like mental health, public health, law enforcement, the courts, the aging network, community groups and the public.
What should I do if I suspect something?
- If you suspect harm is occurring right now, call 911.
or, you can call 1-800-551-3191
to find your area APS office
or the Ombudsman
if the person lives in a nursing and/or assisted living facility. (Note
: These offices are only available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays. For all emergencies, call 911.)
- If you would like a brochure to explain what Adult Protective Services is, you can view and print the online brochure or contact any office for a copy.