Adult Services is a program that enables adults to remain in the least restrictive setting and function independently. This program provides long-term care, prevention services, nursing and adult home screening and placement services, guardianship oversight and adult protective services. Click here for a list of local home care agencies.
One key program in Adult Services is Adult Protective Services (APS), which investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults over 60 years of age and incapacitated adults over 18 years of age. The goal of APS is to protect a vulnerable adult's life, health, and property without a loss of independence. When this is not possible, APS attempts to provide assistance with the least disruption of life style and with full due process, protection, and restoration of the person's liberty in the shortest possible period of time. Partnerships are key to prevention and to maximize risk reduction and self-determination.
For more information regarding Adult Services or Adult Protective Services, please visit Virginia Department of Social Services.