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Adult protective services are provided to the elderly, and disabled adults from 18 years of age or older and incapacitated or 60 years of age or older.

The goals of Adult Protective Services are:

  • To protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • To help keep families together and to support self-determination of adults
  • To help families provide a safe and nurturing environment for their members

The process of Adult Protective services is as follows:

  • Intake - Receipt, screening and validation of complaint
  • Initial risk assessment - Determining immediate risk to alleged victims
  • Investigation - Who, what, when, where, how
  • Assessment of needs - What services are needed by family
  • Disposition - Did abuse or neglect as defined by policy and code occur

Adult Protective Services Team

Adult Services
A wide variety of services are provided to elderly or disabled adults to help the adult remain in the least restrictive setting, and function as independently as possible. These services include, companion, case management, and referrals to other community resources including guardians. Assistance may also be provided for those who need assisted living (adult care residence or nursing homes) through completion of the Universal Assessment Instrument.

Auxiliary Grants Program
Financial assistance is available for certain needy, aged, blind or disabled persons who reside in adult care residences or adult family care homes. The money received, plus other income, is used by the person to pay for care provided by the home. Individuals who get money from the Auxiliary Grants Program also get a Medicaid card to use for medical bills.

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