Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of neglect, self- neglect, abuse and exploitation of adults 60 years or older and incapacitated adults 18 or older.
What Happens After You Contact Adult Protective Services (APS)?
APS will take the report and investigate if APS has jurisdiction and if the report is deemed valid.
An APS investigator will:
- conduct home visits
- interview other individuals who may have information about the situation; and
- Offer protective services if the investigator determines abuse has occurred.
Depending upon the situation, law enforcement may also be called upon to investigate.
What happens next?
If abuse is confirmed, APS works closely with others in the community to ensure the health and safety of the vulnerable adult. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual the APS may arrange for services to be put in place. They may be home based care, transportation, food, medical care, and home safety measures. The worker will follow up to ensure the Adult is safe.
For more information, please visit: Website: https://www.vadars.org/aps/AdultProtServ.htm
To report an allegation of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please contact the Shenandoah County Intake number at: (540)459-6362, or the 24/7 state hotline number (888)832-3858.