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Adult Protective Services

Program/Service description

The Adult Protective Service (APS) Program responds to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of impaired adults. Specifically, the program serves persons who are aged 18 or over, who have a physical or mental impairment, and who are not living in a long term care facility (for example, a nursing home). The APS program is staffed by trained social workers who provide assistance.

Public funding source(s)* State funds
Who is eligible Adults, aged 18 or over with physical or mental impairments who are living in the community and who are subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Where it is available Statewide
Who to contact for information or enrollment

APS is operated by Delaware Health and Social Services Office of the Secretary. For assistance, contact the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) by phone or e-mail.



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*Public funding means that the program is paid for, in part or in whole, by the government. Some publicly-funded programs have eligibility requirements and provide services at low cost or no cost to people who qualify. Most of these programs and services though, are also available to people who are able to pay privately (with their own money). For more information, please see the Sources of Funding section of this web site.

Last Updated: Tuesday October 29 2013
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