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Adult Protective Services

What is the Adult Protective Services program?

  • LCDJFS is mandated by state law to receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults age 60 and older
  • APS also provides services that prevent, solve, or reduce situations that endanger older adults.  The services are meant to maximize independence

Who can receive services through APS?

  • Adults age 60 and older
  • Must be suffering from some form of cognitive or physical impairment that prevents them from providing for their own care or protection

What should I do if I suspect someone is a victim of elder abuse?

There are several ways you can report the abuse to the APS Department at LCDJFS: 

  • Complete this form and mail, fax, or bring to LCJFS
  • E-mail APS by clicking here
  • Call the APS direct line at (440) 284-4465
  • Call the 24/7 Statewide APS hotline at 855-644-6277
  • The name of the person reporting suspected abuse is always kept confidential; however, anonymous reports are also accepted.

Where can I go for more information?