Adult/Elderly Protective Services

Address

(800) 898-4910

Date of Official Change:

March 9, 2015

AKA:

formerly Elderly Protective Services State of LA / Region V /

Description:

Adults with disabilities of all ages are one of the most abused, neglected, and exploited populations in our nation.Over 7,300 cases of abuse involving older and vulnerable adults are reported in Louisiana each year. According to research, this is estimated to be only a fraction of the thousands of cases that occur in our state. In addition, self-neglect is the most commonly reported form of elder abuse. Self-neglect is characterized as the failure of a person to perform essential, self-care tasks that could potentially threaten his/her own health or safety.

APS/EPS serves those adults who have a mental, developmental, or physical disability, persons with chronic disease, or frail elders, who have a limited ability to provide for their own care or protection.

APS/EPS is responsible for investigating reports and arranging for services to protect vulnerable adults/elders at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or extortion.



We must protect our elderly and vulnerable adults by learning to recognize the signs of abuse, neglect, and exploitation:

Bruises and skin discoloration
Burns, welts, cuts, evidence of bites or bed sores
Visitors refused access to the house
Withdrawal (refusing to or not allowed to leave home)
Unclean, smelly, dirty or inadequate clothes
Weight loss, appears hungry, begging, or searching for food
No utilities
Unsanitary surroundings
Use of adult!€™s monies/resources by another
Withdrawal of money in substantial amounts
Restricted movement, locked in room


Hotline to report adult/elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation:

1-800-898-4910

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Hotline 24/7

Intake Process:

reports are prioritized based on the severity of the problem

Program Fees:

no fees

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

suspected abuse or neglect against persons ages 18- 59
suspected abuse or neglect against persons aged 60 and older

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

March 9, 2015

Address Listings

Physical

Department of Health & Hospitals Adult/Elderly Protective Services
628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Mailing

Department of Health & Hospitals Adult/Elderly Protective Services
P. O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

(800) 898-4910

Phone Numbers

Adult/Elderly Protective Services

(800) 898-4910

To report abuse in a nursing home or group home

(888) 810-1819

Legal Status:

State

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                • Louisiana
                  • Allen County
                    • Beauregard County
                      • Calcasieu County
                        • Cameron County
                          • Jefferson Davis County
                            • Rapides County
                              • Vernon County
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