Adult Protective Services (APS) are those services provided to ensure the safety and well-being of elders and adults with disabilities who are in danger of being mistreated or abused, neglected by self or others, or financially exploited and unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves from harm, and have no one to assist them.
Adult Protective Services include:
Investigating allegations of unsafe living situations, abuse and neglect;
Facilitating and reviewing guardianships and protective placements;
Collaborating with nursing homes, the Aging Disability Resource Center, Manitowoc County Health Department and others to protect the safety of vulnerable adults.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.