ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Marion County Adult Protective Services (APS) is mandated by Ohio Revised Code Section 5101.60 to investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable older adults aged 60 and over in Marion County. Allegations of neglect also include self-neglect by an elderly person. Additional information regarding Adult Protective Services: APS Fact Sheet and Elder Abuse Prevention: Ohio Department of Aging – Elder Abuse Prevention
When calls are received by APS, the case manager evaluates any risk to the safety and well-being of alleged victims. If they find that there is a risk, the case manager works with families, social service agencies and other community resources to meet the person’s needs and to improve the situation.
The Case Manager:
Evaluates the report
Makes recommendations for support services as needed
Meets with the client and involved family members to discuss the report
Adult Protective Services cannot force older adults to accept services. Mentally competent adults have the right to refuse APS assistance and intervention. APS will also not force competent older adults into nursing homes. When it is possible, APS will work with elderly adults to ensure they receive the help they need to stay in their own home.
How To Report Concerns:
To report concerns regarding the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a person aged 60 years or older, please call (740) 223-1919 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For serious APS related concerns after business hours, call the Marion County Sheriff at (740) 382-8244 and they will notify the on-call APS case manager. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
Marion County Job & Family Services – Adult Protective Services
(740) 223-1919 During Business Hours
(740) 382-8244 After Business Hours