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Elder Rights - Abuse Prevention

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Abandoned is intended to help you understand what abandonment means and how it fits into Adult Protective Services (APS). APS Program accepts reports of abandonment to help eligible adults who have been left without proper care or necessities.

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Engage2Change - Adult Protective Services Awareness Campaign 
Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese


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Engage2Change - Adult Protective Services and Ombudsman Program Awareness Campaign 
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Self-Neglect - Engage to learn, recognize, and help those who may self-neglect.

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Working Together - An overview of the APS program, what to expect during a case, your rights and possible outcomes.

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Reporting Abuse: What Professionals Need to Know defines abuse; lists who is mandated to report it and under what circumstances; explains how to make a report; describes what happens once a report is made to the Adult Protective Services Program; provides indicators of each type of abuse; and lists the state's designated Abuse Provider Agencies, their telephone numbers and the area each serves.


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Adult Protective Services Program Annual Report, FY 2021 provides information on services, principles and structure of this program, as well as a summary of abuse occurrences, state accomplishments in addressing these incidences and efforts to protect Illinois seniors. Demographics are included in this multi-page report.

FY 2020 (8.5" x 11", 2.2 MB) (demographics included)

FY 2019 (8.5" x 11", 2.5 MB) (demographics included)

FY 2018 (8.5" x 11", 2.93 MB), Demographics, FY 2018 (11" x 17", 254 KB)

FY 2017 (8.5" x 11", 3.33 MB), Demographics, FY 2017 (11" x 17", 309 KB)

FY 2016 (8.5" x 11", 16.4 MB), Demographics, FY 2016 (11" x 17", 309 KB)

FY 2015 (8.5" x 11", 1.59MB), Demographics, FY 2015 (11" x 17", 331 KB)

FY 2014 (8.5" x 11", 280 KB), Demographics, FY 2014 (11" x 17", 2800 KB)

FY 2013 (8.5" x 11", 400 KB), Demographics, FY 2013 (11" x 17", 510 KB)

FY 2012 (8.5" x 11", 327 KB), Demographics, FY 2012 (11" x 17", 462 KB)

FY 2011 (8.5" x 11", 394 KB), Demographics, FY 2011 (11" x 17", 471 KB)

FY 2010 (8.5" x 11", 394 KB), Demographics, FY 2010 (11" x 17", 489 KB)

FY 2009 (8.5" x 11", 314 KB), Demographics, FY 2009 (11" x 17", 414 KB)

FY 2008 (8.5" x 11", 141 KB), Demographics, FY 2008 (11" x 17", 280 KB)

FY 2007 (8.5" x 11", 144 KB), Demographics, FY 2007 (11" x 17", 283 KB)

FY 2006 (11" x 17", 384 KB)

FY 2005 (11" x 17", 475 KB)

FY 2004 (11" x 17", 156 KB)

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Protocol for Law Enforcement: Responding to Victims of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation developed in partnership with the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils.