Maryland Elder Abuse Prevention/ APS
Adult Protective Services (APS) is a program that serves adults, 18 and over, who are in a situation of vulnerability and either at risk of, or experiencing, exploitation and harm. They investigate situations of suspected abuse and provide professional services designed to protect the wellbeing of vulnerable adults. There are a variety of types of abuse and neglect that warrant a report being made to Adult Protective Services, and an APS intake worker will assess each situation and determine if it necessitates intervention by APS. If you believe you or an elderly loved one are being abused or neglected, APS can be contacted at 240-777-3000.
Social Services to Adults (SSTA) is another similar program offered through the Department of Health and Human Services that attempts to reduce incidences of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation and provides short-term case-management. Adults seeking help from SSTA can call 240-777-3000.