For those at highest risk and in imminent danger, APS may coordinate with law enforcement or first responders as needed. The Adult Protective Services APS program helps elder and dependent adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. APS investigates reports of abuse and provides services to prevent and remedy abuse or neglect. Anyone may report known or suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect to APS. APS receives and responds to reports of abuse or neglect of elders age 65 or older and dependent adults ages 18 to 64 with physical or mental limitations. In case of a life threatening emergency call
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FSSA: Aging Home: Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect including self-neglect or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult. More than 20 organizations and agencies have been meeting monthly ever since to create solutions that:. To view our Public Service Announcement, click on the window below. This was later repealed and amended to include all adults with the passage in of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act. The APS counselor will work with the adult victim and others family, friends, volunteers, and professionals to assist the adult and reduce the danger. Some adults may refuse help.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Adult Protective Services APS receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local APS workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home-based care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack the capacity to consent to services.
The committee began by reviewing existing initiatives and their sustainability as well as learning of gaps and problems from those closest to the issue. Someone reporting a suspicion of abuse on a weekend will not receive a follow-up until Monday. COA was asked to be the affiliate and we have applied for this position. No shelter in our area can presently accommodate these frail seniors.