Adult Protective Services

Marion County Adult Protective Services (APS) is mandated by Ohio Revised Code Section 5101.62 to investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable older adults aged 60 and over in Marion County. Allegations of neglect also include self-neglect by an elderly person.

When calls are received by APS, the caseworker evaluates any risk to the safety and well-being of alleged victims. If they find that there is a risk, the caseworker works with families, social service agencies and other community resources to meet the person’s needs and to improve the situation.

The Caseworker:

  • Evaluates the report

  • Makes recommendations for support services as needed

  • Meets with the client and involved family members to discuss the report

Adult Protective Services cannot force older adults to accept services. Mentally competent adults have the right to refuse APS assistance and intervention. APS will also not force competent older adults into nursing homes. When it is possible, APS will work with elderly adults to ensure they receive the help they need to stay in their own home.

 

How To Report Concerns:

To report concerns regarding the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a person aged 60 years or older, please call us at (740) 223-1919 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  After business hours call the Marion County Sheriff at (740) 382-8244.  They will notify the on-call APS caseworker who is available for emergency investigations 24-hours/day, 7 days/week.

 

Marion County Job & Family Services - Adult Protective Services

(740) 223-1919  During Business Hours

(740) 382-8244  After Business Hours