Adult Protective Services seeks to protect, prevent, and remedy abuse of elders and dependent adults. APS strives to reduce risk, maintain and enhance quality of life, promote self sufficiency and respect the right to self determination.
APS social workers investigate and seek to correct situations of abuse and neglect. The social worker will offer the older or dependent adult a plan of services, using the least restrictive method of intervention. With the goal of enabling the person to live as safely and independently as possible, the APS social worker will coordinate services with available family, supportive friends and community resources.
If you suspect abuse in a long-term care facility, contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at (415) 473-7446.