Adult Protective Services (APS) has the legal responsibility to investigate alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of impaired adults, age 18 and older who live in the community.
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Adult abuse is the mistreatment of an impaired adult, age 18 or older, who may be dependent on someone else for basic needs. Further explanation can be found on the Definitions page.
Some signs that abuse may be taking place are unexplained injuries, sudden decrease of financial resources and sudden changes in mood or behavior. Further explanation can be found on the Abuse & Neglect page.
Report suspected abuse to Adult Protective Services. By law, reports always remain anonymous.
Options and services vary with the needs and willingness of the adult but can include: arranging for medical care, coordination with law enforcement and other agencies, assistance finding alternative living arrangements, financial management services and referrals, homemaker and housekeeper services within specified limits, crisis interventions such as restraining orders and long term legal interventions such as guardianship and protective placement.
Please call the Kenosha County Elder Abuse Helpline at 262-605-6646 or 262-657-7188 (evening and weekend emergencies only).