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Adult Protective Services (APS)

Assuring older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers independently thrive, with meaning and dignity, through comprehensive excellence in investigation and temporary assistance in the minimization of risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect.

The Adult Protective Services Program (APS) investigates reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect of adults age 60 or older, and adults age 18-59 with disabilities living the community. APS is locally coordinated through 36 provider agencies. Case workers from these 36 provider agencies are trained and certified by the Illinois Departments on Aging. Local APS caseworkers investigate allegations and coordinate client service referrals to mitigate risk and assure client health, welfare, and safety.