The Office of Aging and Adult Services - Adult Protective Services (APS) serves adults with disabilities ages 18-59 and emancipated minors who live in unlicensed and non-regulated settings, and manages the protective services programs in DHH administered facilities.
APS serves those have a mental or physical disability that substantially limits their ability to provide for their own care or protection and who live in the community either independently in their own home or with the help of others or in any other place that is not licensed by a governmental regulatory agency.
APS is responsible for investigating and arranging for services to protect adults with disabilities at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or extortion. APS clients may include people who have mental retardation, mental illness, or substance abuse problems, as well as those with medical problems or physical disabilities.
Hotlines to report adult abuse, neglect, or extortion:
- Ages 18-59: 1-800-898-4910
- Ages 60 and over: 1-800-259-4990
For additional information visit the Office of Aging and Adult Services website or contact the office directly using the information provided.