Adult Protective Services APS responds to confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an elderly person or an adult with a disability dependent adult who lives in Contra Costa County is being abused or neglected or is self-neglecting. Our hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed. Mandated reporters are individuals who because of their jobs are required by law to report known or suspected abuse.
Adult Protective Services - County Welfare Directors Association of California
The California Legislature will decide the fate of the Home Safe program that could provide desperately needed housing for adults and seniors with disabilities. They often are forced into potentially life-threatening homelessness even after Adult Protective Services is alerted. At 80 years old, with limited mobility, she was terrified to return home to her daughter and adult grandsons. Alice knew the brutal neglect she had suffered would only continue. These family members refused to help Alice get to the kitchen to eat, or to the bathroom to use the toilet.
San Bernardino County APS strives to have all elders and dependent adults live their lives free from the threat or reality of abuse. If you are interested in viewing a PowerPoint presentation on financial abuse, please click here: Elder Abuse Financial Abuse Powerpoint. To find a District office near you, click here. The Department of Aging and Adult Services offer a wide variety of programs designed to help the senior, disabled , and at-risk adults in our county. Change font size: [A] [A] [A].
APS serves adults 65 and older and dependent adults 18 and older, who are harmed, or threatened with harm, to ensure their right to safety and dignity. APS investigates elder and dependent adult abuse, including cases of neglect and abandonment, as well as physical, sexual and financial abuse. APS investigates reports of elder and dependent adult abuse.