Adult protective services (APS) are available to assist elder adults and Adults-at-Risk who have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
Adults sometimes live or behave in ways that are unhealthy or unsafe. These behaviors may pose a danger to the individual or to others. The Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) receives calls of concern regarding these vulnerable adults age eighteen years and older. Referrals concerning potential abuse, neglect and or self-neglect of vulnerable adults may be forwarded to the Adult Protective Services unit for further investigation to offer additional protection and services as needed. For adults who are found to lack cognitive capacity and/or may be a danger to themselves or others, Adult Protective Services may offer legal interventions as deemed necessary. These interventions may result in a healthier and safer existence for the individual and other citizens.
- To make a referral to Adult Protective Services call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jackson County at (715) 284-3978 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, excluding the holidays
- For an immediate life threatening emergency call 911