We also serve anyone concerned about these adults and seniors. Adult Protective Services provides assistance hours a day to elderly and dependent individuals who are victims of physical, emotional or financial harm or abuse. Call toll free: Given the opportunity, most seniors would choose living at home instead of a nursing facility. The Multipurpose Senior Services Program MSSP addresses the needs of frail, elderly individuals who can and want to live more independently but need extra support.
Contra Costa Elder Abuse
Our hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed. Any person who has assumed full or intermittent responsibility for care or custody of an elder or dependent adult, whether or not that person receives compensation, including administrators, supervisors, and any licensed staff of a public or private facility that provides care or services for elder or dependent adults, or any elders or dependent adult custodian, health practitioner, clergy member, or employee of a county adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency. Mandated reporters include licensed practitioners, law enforcement, government agency employees, in-home supportive services providers, care custodians, clergy, financial institutions and animal control. Legal Requirements of Reporting Elder Abuse: The purpose of APS is to investigate and seek to correct situations involving abuse, neglect or exploitation. This is accomplished through a thorough investigation of the allegations and the linking of the alleged victim with appropriate community resources.
Aging & Adult Services
Have Questions or Need a Custom Quote? Aged 18 to 64 who are impaired and unable to meet their own needs ; Aged 65 and over and need Adult Protective Services Office California Adult Protective Services Contact
The purpose of the Elder Abuse Prevention Project is to prevent and combat the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders and dependent adults in Contra Costa County. To accomplish our mission, we seek to increase: Identification and resolution of elder financial abuse cases in Contra Costa County; Safety of elder victims of abuse as evidenced by an increase in victims receiving services and reporting safety; Understanding of the many forms of elder abuse by County service providers across disciplines, leading to better service coordination; and Community awareness and understanding of elder abuse.