Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social service program that is designed to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

They are typically operated by state or local government agencies and provide a range of services to assist adults who are unable to protect themselves from harm due to physical or mental limitations.

After a death, it's possible that surviving Dependents may need additional support, especially if the deceased was a caretaker.

If the surviving person in need is elderly, or an adult with disabilities coordinate support with friends and family for the short term, or contact APS to ensure that they are kept safe.