The Adult Protection Services program serves adults over the ageof 18 who are at risk of mistreatment or self-neglect. Adams County Adult Protection Services unit is responsible for taking referrals and completing assessment to determine the appropriate services.
The purpose of the Adult Protection Services Program unit is to protect adults who cannot protect themselves. These adults are known as "at-risk adults." They are considered to be at risk of maltreatment or self-neglect because:
- they are unable to protect themselves;
- they are unable to perform or arrange for services that will help them to protect their health and safety; for example, they may be unable to obtain medical treatment, financial assistance, meals or home health assistance; and/or
- they lack sufficient understanding or lack the capacity to make or communicate decisions that keep them safe and healthy.
The Adult Protection Services unit investigates reports of self and caretaker neglect, financial and other forms of exploitation and physical and sexual abuse.
To report suspected cases of adult maltreatment call 303.227.2049.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.