Elder and Disabled Adult Protective Services
Each county has an 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 and hotels or hospitals and health
clinics when the abuser is not at staff member. (The Licensing &
Certification program of the California Department of Health Services
handles cases of abuse by a member of a hospital or health clinic.)
County APS staff evaluates abuse cases and arranges for services such as
advocacy, counseling, money management, out-of-home placement, or
APS staff also provides information and referral to other agencies and
educates the public about reporting requirements and responsibilities
under the Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting laws.
Approximately 110,000 reports of adult abuse were received statewide during fiscal year 2006-07.
Services are available to any person, regardless of income.
Where To Get Help
If you want to report elder abuse, contact Sierra
County Social Services or abuse reports may also be made to your local
law enforcement agency.
The following form is to assist you in filing your report of suspected dependent adult or elder abuse.
Report of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Abuse Translation: Spanish version
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