Saturday, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Adult Protective Services Tips of the Day:
June 14, 2019: Today, we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To support area senior citizens, take time today to read through key FAQ’s on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation by clicking here.
June 13, 2019: Did you know – Every year, 1 in 10 older Americans are at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation and only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is reported. Find out more about what you can do to increase elder abuse awareness and what signs to look for below.
June 12, 2019: Financial exploitation is just one of the latest scams targeting elder individuals. Find out how you can protect your loved ones and our communities from these scams by clicking here.
June 11, 2019: Adult Protective Services (APS) works with community partners throughout Allen County to increase the health and well-being of Allen County senior citizens. Click here to view our APS brochure.
June 10, 2019: On Friday, June 14th, Allen County residents are encouraged to wear purple in observation and support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Find out more about increasing awareness and our Adult Protective Services program below.
Adult Protective Services (APS) works to help keep Allen County residents, who are over the age of 60, safe.
When calls are received by APS, caseworkers evaluate any risk to the safety and well-being of alleged victims. If they find that there is a risk, caseworkers work with families, social service agencies and other community resources to meet the person’s needs and to improve the situation.
Allen County’s 24-hour line for reporting elder abuse, neglect (by self or others) and exploitation of Allen County residents age 60 and older is (419) 999-0251. All calls are confidential.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse takes many forms. It includes abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.
IF YOU SUSPECT ELDER ABUSE OR NEGLECT, CALL our confidential HELP LINE AT (419) 999-0251.