Office of Adult Protective Services (APS) Brochures
This brochure 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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Adult Protective Services Program Annual Report, FY 2022
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 2021 (8.5" x 11", 2.2 MB) (demographics included)
Bankers can help stop senior exploitation before it happens!
What Financial Institution Employees Can Do to Help
Abuse, Neglect, Financial Exploitation, and Self-Neglect Guide & Resource Card
Protect Yourself – Stop financial exploitation before it happens!
Avoiding Financial Scams and Fraud
Reporting Abuse: What Professionals Need to Know
This publication 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.
Signs of Abuse
There are many types of abuse, the most obvious being physical abuse. Abuse can also
consist of emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, neglect, and abandonment.