In response to the COVID pandemic, the Fresno County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services (APS), under the guidance of the California Department of Social Services and Public Health Officer, will only conduct in-person investigations for physical or sexual abuse or in life threatening situations, until further notice. Social Services-Adult Services-Adult Protective Services; Types of Abuse; What Adult Protective Services Does; In-Home Supportive Services; Electronic Visit Verification; Recipients; IHSS Care Providers; COVID Resources; Public Authority; Secure Document Submission; Reporting Elder Abuse; Assistance Programs + Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD.
Contact the Fresno-Madera Long-Term Care Ombudsman at () for concerns about abused or neglected persons in a Skilled Nursing or Long-Term Care facility. Adult Protective Services (APS) receives reports of abuse and neglect of elderly and dependent adults who are residing in their homes to provide investigation and evaluation of their need for protection and/or supportive services. APS provides and/or coordinates support services for emergency situations.
Suspected elder and dependent adult abuse should be reported to Adult Protective Services, as well as the Police, if that abuse took place outside a long-term care facility. Many professionals are required by law to make these reports (including law enforcement, health care, clergy, humane society workers). Anyone else may make a report to APS. Adult Protective Services (APS) Each California County has an Adult Protective Services (APS) agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults ( who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or .