YCAAA, Adult Protective Services, Reporting Abuse of an Older Adult
York County Area Agency on Aging (YCAAA)
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Description of Service
• Statewide Elder Abuse HOTLINE: 1-800-490-8505 •
The goal of the Protective Services Department is to insure that the basic health and safety of all older adults are met in the least restrictive setting possible, and that no older adult should remain at imminent risk to person or property.
Elder abuse may involve one or more of the following:
Abuse may occur when a caregiver fails to meet the needs of the older person or when older people fail to take care of themselves.
Protective Services are provided under one or more of the following conditions:
•60 years of age or older;
•Unable to obtain or perform services necessary to maintain physical or mental health;
•No responsible caretaker
•Imminent risk of his/her person or property