These are run by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Texas law says anyone who thinks a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS. Adult Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Conducting investigations and providing services when those adults live in the community. Educating the public about prevention of elder abuse.
The Department of Family and Protective Services provides this secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older. Call the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) if your situation is urgent and needs to . Adult Protective Services (APS) Each California County has an Adult Protective Services (APS) agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) and Elder Abuse Hotline Printer-friendly version Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation.