Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social services program provided by state and local governments nationwide serving seniors who are in need of assistance. APS workers frequently serve as first responders in cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation, working closely with a wide variety of allied professionals such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement officers.
Most seniors live independently without assistance, however, some face abuse or neglect by others and need trained professionals to advocate on their behalf. Others may simply be struggling with routine
activities and benefit from in-home support services to maintain their health and independence. APS helps by assessing each individual's unique needs, then developing a service plan to maintain his/her safety, health and independence.
For Online Referrals in the State of Ohio https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/
Do you know a family, friend, neighbor, or other loved one who is not able, and or may be struggling to meet their basic needs? During the COVID pandemic, there has been an increase in cases of neglect and exploitation impacting our elderly. Do you know someone who is being manipulated or taken advantage of financially? If so, please contact APS phone numbers by county.