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Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports alleging abuse, neglect and exploitation of frail elderly and disabled adults and intervenes to protect vulnerable adults who are at risk.
Services to vulnerable adults include:
- case management,
- emergency assistance with basic needs;
short-term homemaker services;
- coordination of legal services to obtain emergency orders or guardians/conservators;
- placement into long-term care facilities or assisted living homes; and
- coordination of social, assessment and medical services with other agencies and providers.
To be eligible for Adult Protective Service, you must be:
- a District of Columbia resident,
- age 18 or older and,
- have a physical or mental impairment and
- suffering from abuse or neglect.
For more information or to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults, call the Adult Protective Services Hotline at (202) 541-3950, or visit 64 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC.