National adult protective services
Jump to navigation Skip to main content. To report abuse of an adult at risk age 18 to 59 , call your county helpline. To report abuse in a nursing home or other long term care facility, contact the Division of Quality Assurance. To report abuse of an elder age 60 plus , call your county helpline. Adult protective services are set up to aid elder adults and Adults-at-Risk who have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse Hotline
Department of Human Services | Adult Protective Services (APS)
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. Helping to make a difference in the lives of abuse victims and survivors is the best reason to give to NAPSA. Our supporters have become part of a network whose valuable donations of time and money are vital to our success.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
In the United States , Adult Protective Services APS are social services provided to abused, neglected, or exploited older adults and adults with significant disabilities. APS is typically administered by local or state health, aging, or regulatory departments and includes a multidisciplinary approach to helping older adults, and younger adults with disabilities, who are victims. Services range from the initial investigation of mistreatment, to health and supportive services and legal interventions, up to and including the appointment of surrogate decision-makers such as legal guardians. While some states provide adult protective services to older adults only, as in Ohio where the APS law applies to those 60 and older, [ citation needed ] most serve adults with disabilities over the age of 18 who meet the state's definition of "vulnerable. Forms of abuse include physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse as well as financial exploitation.
The project team conducted extensive outreach to gain an understanding of information needs. More than 40 state administrators, researchers, service providers, and other individuals in the field participated in stakeholder calls. Over 30 state representatives from 25 states participated in three in-person working sessions to discuss the uses of collected data and the key functionalities that should be included in a national system. Stakeholder meetings resulted in the general design of the data reporting system, conceptualized as three components:. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services, the contractor or any other funding organization.