Adult Protective Services
State Hotline: 1-800-992-6978
An Endangered Adult...
A person who believes or has reason to believe an endangered adult is the victim of battery, neglect or exploitation is required to report the facts to Adult Protective Services or a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the endangered adult. A report to Adult Protective Services may be made by calling the state hotline number or by contacting the appropriate APS Investigative Unit directly. Any emergency report should be made directly to law enforcement. A person who makes a report in good faith is immune from any civil or criminal liability. IC 35-46-1-13 & IC 35-46-1-14.
An "endangered adult," for purposes of reporting, is an individual who is:
- at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
- incapable by reason of mental illness, mental retardation, dementia, or other physical or mental incapacity of managing or directing the management of the individual's property or providing or directing the provision of self-care.
Items of Current Interest
Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Older Consumers (2018-2019)
National Council on Aging Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors
National Council on Disability: Beyond Guardianship: Toward Alternatives that Promote Greater Self-Determination for People with Disabilities
Michigan Model Vulnerable Adult Protocol The Michigan Model Vulnerable Adult Protocol (MI-MVP) is a blueprint for communities to implement for the purpose of reducing harm and victimization of vulnerable adults through a coordinated team approach . . . . This model protocol will aid in systemic changes and ensure reports are appropriately reviewed, investigated and prosecuted and will ensure victims are effectively referred to necessary social and health services.
Retention Schedule for APS Files
Volunteer Advocates Senior and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA)
Webinars (FSSA - Division of Aging - APS)
Attorney General Consumer Protection 1-17-18 (Presentation)