Adult Protective Services (APS)investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults over 18 years of age. APS provides services when persons are found to be in need of protective services. APS seeks to achieve:
  • Freedom
  • Safety
  • Minimal disruption of lifestyle and least-restrictive care
For questions on how to report to APS or suspected abuse to the elderly or adults with disability, contact the Department Virginia Department of Social Services 24-hour, toll-free Adult Protective Services hotline at 1-888-832-3858.

Adult Services
The Adult Services Program assists elderly individuals or other adults who have an impairment and need services or support to enhance self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Services offered may include:
  • Home-based services (companion, chore & homemaker services)
  • Adult foster care
  • Adult day care
  • Case management
  • Nutrition
  • Assessments for adults entering or residing in assisted living facilities
  • Screenings for adults entering nursing facilities or who need Medicaid-funded home and community-based waivers
Information, screening and/or referrals for these services are provided by local departments of social services and are designed to help adults remain as independent as possible, preferably in their own home. The goal is to strengthen appropriate family and social supports and reduce the need for institutional placement.

Deciding where to spend the golden years is one of the most important decisions anyone will make, and it’s important to know that each state classifies assisted living and nursing homes in a different way, and each state has different rules and regulations to follow to ensure senior health.  This guide has detailed information for all 50 states about topics like how each state defines assisted living, admission and retention policies, square feet requirements, and so on. 
A comprehensive resource is: Federal and State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Regulations

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