Persons over 65 years or those between the ages of 18 and 64 who have a physical or mental limitation which restricts their ability to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights.
Adult Protective Services provides investigation, resources and support to prevent or remedy danger to dependent adults and seniors who are unable to protect their own interests. Services are provided only upon permission of the client. Services are coordinated with law enforcement, mental health and other community agencies.
Staff investigate allegations of physical abuse, financial exploitation, mental suffering, fear, neglect by caretakers, self-neglect, abandonment, mental incompetence, lack of necessary food, clothing, shelter and inability to take advantage of benefits due to them.