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Report Elder Abuse: 1-800-537-2424

Protective Services for Older Adults

The Older Adult Protective Services Program provides resources and supports to prevent, detect, reduce, or eliminate:

  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse
  • Self-neglect
  • Neglect by a caregiver
  • Financial exploitation – misuse of money, resources, or personal property
  • Abandonment

Protective services include the following:

  • Receiving reports of abuse
  • Conducting investigations of reported abuse
  • Completing assessments and developing service plans
  • Arranging for appropriate services

Depending upon the immediate need, services offered might include medical care, daytime or overnight care, in-home services, home-delivered meals, transportation, counseling, and financial or legal advice. The program may offer temporary shelter if the victim is in physical danger.


Protective services are available to those older adults with all of the following characteristics:

  1. Physical presence in Fayette, Greene, or Washington County
  2. Adults age 60 or older
  3. Those without a responsible caregiver
  4. Those at imminent risk of danger to self or property
  5. Those unable to perform essential tasks or obtain services necessary to maintain physical or mental health

To File a Report for Protective Services

  • Call our hotline at 1-800-537-2424
  • Help is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.