Adult Protective Services (APS)
Call the Aging and Disability Resource Unit (ADRU) if you have a concern about possible abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The ADRU can be reached at 240-777-3000. For service using TTY, call 240-777-4815.
Individuals age 18 and over at risk of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or self neglect.
1. How do I get to the appointment if I cannot drive and do not have regular transportation?
The appointment and many of the services can occur in your home. Call for information 240-777-3000.
2. Will I be forced to do something that I am not willing to do?
People have the right to make their own choices.
3. Is it possible for my family to be involved in my contacts with
4. My mother is not taking care of herself, eating poorly and her hygiene is very poor. How can I receive help from
Call the 240-777-3000 line to speak to an intake worker. If the case is taken in, the worker will visit with your mother within five business days. As you are the referral source, you will be able to speak to the worker and give the worker necessary information.
6. What is involved in the
A staff person will make a risk assessment of the person’s safety and health needs. There may be one to three visits to determine this and staff will need to speak to the person who is being assessed. The