The services that the Adult Protective Services (APS) specialist provides and/or arranges to remedy conditions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation are referred to as protective services and include all community resources that may address the current needs. Provisions for court-ordered petitions for protective services are available when conditions warrant intervention. When an adult is at risk due to mental incompetence, the APS specialist can request that the probate court appoint a guardian for the adult.
Adult Protective Services (APS) 330.643.7217
Anyone suspecting that an adult may need protective services should contact APS with identifying information, including the adult’s name, age, address, the nature and extent of the alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and the basis for the caller’s belief that the adult has been abused, neglected, or exploited. Reports are received from anyone with a cause to suspect that an adult may require protective services. Anonymous reports are also accepted.