Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS)investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults over 18 years of age. APS provides services when persons are found to be in need of protective services. APS seeks to achieve:
Minimal disruption of lifestyle and least-restrictive care
For questions on how to report to APS or suspected abuse to the elderly or adults with disability, contact the Department Virginia Department of Social Services 24-hour, toll-free Adult Protective Services hotline at 1-888-832-3858.
The Adult Services Program assists elderly individuals or other adults who have an impairment and need services or support to enhance self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Services offered may include:
Screenings for adults entering nursing facilities or who need Medicaid-funded home and community-based waivers
These services are provided by local departments of social services and are designed to help adults remain as independent as possible, preferably in their own home. The goal is to strengthen appropriate family and social supports and reduce the need for institutional placement.