Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation

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    Programs that investigate and intervene on behalf of adults who are unable to act on their own behalf, manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment. Services may include removal of the individual to safer surroundings, authorization for medical treatment and other available services necessary to remove the conditions which have created a threat to life. Included are programs that receive reports of and investigate elder abuse involving noninstitutionalized adults.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACHIEVA - Protective Services for the Elderly - BeaverCaseworkers investigate and interview any person who may have been a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Help is available for people living in the community as well as a licensed facility such as a nursing home or personal care home.BeaverArc of BeaverACHIEVA
    Adult Protective Services - Luzerne Wyoming Counties MHDS ServicesProvides for the protection of abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned adults residents of this Commonwealth between 18 and 59 years of age who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Reporting requirements are such that an administrator or employee who has reasonable cause to suspect that a recipient is a victim of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment will immediately make an oral report to the statewide Protections Services Hotline by calling 1-800-490-8505. Please note that this hotline should be for reporting abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment only. Questions regarding specific abuse allegations or to file a claim, please contact RA-PWAPSQuestions@pa.gov or call 717-736-7116.LuzerneLuzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental ServicesLuzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services
    Cumberland County Aging & Community Services - Protective ServicesInvestigation and resolution of reports of exploitation, abuse, neglect, or abandonment (24-hour on-call service) of an individual 60 years old or older. Examples of situation: - Physical Abuse - Emotional Abuse - Neglect including self-neglect - Sexual abuse or assault - Abandonment - Financial exploitationCumberlandCumberland County Aging & Community ServicesCumberland County Aging & Community Services
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Older Adult Protective ServicesOlder Adult Protective Services provides 24-hour access to caseworkers who investigate abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of persons 60 years of age and older.ErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Adult Protective ServicesAdult Protective Services is a system of reporting and investigating suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of persons 60 years of age or older. Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services (MCAAS) and County Area Agencies on Aging have the responsibility under the law to investigate and provide protective services as necessary.MontgomeryMontgomery County Office of Senior Services - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
    Perry County Area Agency on Aging - Adult Protective ServicesInvestigation of physical, mental or sexual abuse, neglect by self or caregiver; financial exploitation or; abandonment of a person 60 years old or older.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
    Protective Services Reports/Elder Abuse InvestigationsInvestigations provided to incapacitated older adults 60+, unable to perform or obtain services that are necessary to maintain physical or mental health, for whom there is no responsible caretaker and who are at imminent danger to person or property. Reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of care dependent individuals 18+ are accepted 24/7. Agency staff are available to receive reports, investigate and take necessary actions regarding abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment. Call 717-263-2153 or 1-800-642-6990, 24-hour on-call service availableFranklinFranklin County Area Agency on AgingFranklin County Human Services
    Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention AllianceThe Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance promotes awareness of elder abuse in the county, provides education and training to groups on how to identify, prevent and report elder abuse; and prosecute perpetrators of crimes against the elderly.SchuylkillSchuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention AllianceSchuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance
    Senior Protective Services/Pike County Area Agency on AgingThis service assists individuals who are at RISK because of abuse of any kind. Emotional, mental or physical neglect, even financial exploitation. This program requires the agency to address and/or investigate all cases of abuse. Reporting of abuse is mandatory for employees and administrators in care settings and is voluntary and anonymous for the general public, and the law protects all reporters from retaliation and civil or criminal liability.PikePike County Area Agency on AgingPike County Area Agency on Aging
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Area Agency on Aging - Protective ServicesProvides protective services for older adults.WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Human Services - Area Agency on AgingSouthwestern Pennsylvania Human Services
    STEP, Inc. - Protective Services Lycoming County Office of AgingInvestigate reports of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, abandonment, or other situations that put an individual, or their finances, at imminent risk. LycomingSTEP, Inc. - Independent Living PathwaySTEP, Inc.
    Vision for Equality - Investigative ServicesVision for EQuality, Inc. has two certified investigators who are qualified disability specialists and family members. For a minimal fee our seasoned investigators offer the option for an independent approach to investigations for serious incidents such as abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This service can be obtained by or for families, self-advocates and providers of service to give the assurance of conflict free results. PhiladelphiaVision for Equality, Inc - Philadelphia; ChinatownVision for Equality
    Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Protective Services for SeniorsProvides resources and support to prevent, detect, reduce or eliminate self neglect, neglect by a caregiver, physical, sexual or psychological abuse or financial exploitation and abandonment. Calls after normal office hours will be directed to call an emergency number for assistance.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Protective Services ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging

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