What if the elderly or impaired adult refuses help?
Competent adults have the right to exercise free choice in deciding whether to accept services. If an adult appears to be capable of understanding the risks and chooses to stay in an abusive or neglectful situation this can be a difficult decision for others to understand. APS will offer services and try to convince the adult to accept help.

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1. What is adult abuse?
2. What are some signs of adult abuse?
3. What can I do to stop adult abuse?
4. What does Adult Protective Services do?
5. What programs are available to assist the elderly and/or disabled adults who are in danger of abuse or exploitation?
6. How do I make a referral if I believe an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect?
7. What happens when I make a referral? Who responds?
8. What if the elderly or impaired adult refuses help?
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