Do you suspect elder abuse or abuse of an adult with a disability? Call In , the Adult Protective Services (APS) Law (Act 70 of ) was enacted to protect adults between the ages of 18 and 59 with a physical or mental disability that limits one or more major life activities. The APS Law establishes a program of protective.
The Department of Aging is responsible for oversight and implementation of the Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA) for individuals over the age of The passage of the protective services law reinforced Pennsylvania's commitment to.
Protective Services. The Older Adults Protective Services Act protects Pennsylvanians 60 years of age and older against physical, emotional, or financial abuse as well as exploitation, neglect, or abandonment. Reporting of abuse is mandatory for employees and administrators in care settings.
Older adult in need of protective services—An incapacitated older adult who is unable to perform or obtain services that are necessary to maintain physical or mental health, for which there is no responsible caretaker and who is at imminent risk of danger to his person or property.
Adult Protective Services helps to prevent or stop harm from occurring to vulnerable adults. Delaware law requires that protective services not affect adults who are capable of caring for themselves. Delaware law defines vulnerable adult as a person 18 years of age or older who.