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Adult Protective Services (APS)
Each California County has an Adult Protective Services (APS) agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals.
Where to Get Help
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, PLEASE CONTACT 911
If you want to report elder abuse or dependent adult abuse in the community, contact your local county APS Office. For most types of abuse, County APS programs have 10 days to respond to your report. Abuse reports may also be made to your local law enforcement agency.
APS services are available to any elder (65 or older) or dependent adult who is believed to have been a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation regardless of income at no cost.
To Learn More About APS and Public Authority Click Links Below
There are many types of abuse. Some of the more common types, with examples, are listed below.
Types of Abuse
These are some possible warning signs that abuse might be occurring to an older or disabled adult or that the individual is at increased risk for abuse. If you observe some of these occurring with an older or disabled adult you know, consider alerting County Adult Protective Services.
Protective Services Division
Fax: (831) 637-2910
TDD/TTY: (831) 634-4969
Mon-Fri 8AM – 5PM