The Elder Protective Services Program is designed to eliminate or alleviate abuse or neglect of older Adults (60 years and older).
Protective Service Workers work with elders, their family and community agencies to provide medical, mental health, legal and social services.
Example Services Provided by Protective Service Workers
- Crisis Intervention
- Safety Planning
- Harm Reduction
- Family Intervention
- Assistance Accessing: Homemaker/Health Aide Services, Transportation, Housing, and Legal Assistance
- Housing Loss Prevention
Types of Elder Abuse
Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, caretaker neglect, financial exploitation, and self-neglect.