Abuse of older people and adults with disabilities is a societal problem that is getting worse with the aging of the population. Education about the risks, along with effective investigation of abuse, is essential to prevent abuse of vulnerable Oregonians. Elder abuse includes physical harm, failure to provide basic care, abandonment or involuntary seclusion, unwanted sexual contact, verbal or emotional abuse, neglect, self-neglect, wrongful restraint and financial exploitation. Abuse can happen in a person's own home or the home of family or friends.
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Adult Protective Services APS is a state mandated program dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of elders and dependent adults subjected to neglect, abuse, or exploitation, or who are unable to protect their own interests. An elder is a person 65 years of age or older. A dependent adult is a person between the ages of 18 and 64 who is unable to protect his or her rights, including but not limited to persons who have physical or development disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age. Sacramento County in the following ways:.
Your Name required. Your Email required. Subject required. Your Message required. The state Executive Office of Elder Affairs is required by law to administer a system for receiving and investigating reports of elder abuse, and for providing needed protective-services to neglected and abused elders and those otherwise at risk.