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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services Intake Line: 845-513-2390

  • Adult Protective Services (APS) is a program designed to assist adults, 18 years and above, who are at risk.
    • Risk factors include:
      • Decreased physical health and mobility
      • Isolation
      • Dependency/caregiver stress
    • Requirements for eligibility are:
      • Must have a physical or mental disability
      • Be at risk of harm or have an unmet need
      • AND have no one willing and able to assist them responsibility
  • Residential Placements for Adults
    • Article 81 Guardianship gives authority for a legal proceeding to proceed; based upon the concept of placement into the least restrictive environment
      • When necessary, a guardian is appointed to meet the financial and/or physical needs on an incapacitated person.
  • Personal Care Aides (PCA)/Consumer Directed Personal Care Program (CDPAP)
    • PCA: a licensed physician submits an order for a PCA/CDPAP to the unit.
      • A joint visit is conducted with a caseworker and Public Health nurse to assess
    • Requirements for eligibility are:
      • Must have straight Medicaid and one of the following:
        • Waiver Program
        • Level One Care
          • Housekeeping and shopping
          • OR be under the age of 21