|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.|
|Eligibility||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.|
|Info 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 email.
Financial institutions only: To make a referral to APS related to suspected financial exploitation, complete the Report of Suspected Financial Exploitation form.
|More Resources||Guide to Services for Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities
Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center Service Provider Search
|Related Links||National Center on Elder Abuse
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Adult Protective Services Association
U.S Department of Justice - Elder Justice Initiative
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Preventing and Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence in Later Life