Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) looks out for the safety and well-being of older adults, age 60 and over, in Logan County. We investigate reports of suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation and coordinate services to protect those who have been identified as being victimized.

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Reporting Abuse and Neglect

To report a case of suspected abuse or neglect, please call Adult Protective Services at 937-599-5165. The line is staffed during normal business hours. Call 911 when you believe a senior is in immediate danger.

When making a report, please provide as many details as possible to help us determine whether there is cause for an investigation.

When an investigation is launched, the alleged victim is notified of the reason for it. For cases determined to be an emergency, an APS staff member will make a home visit within 24 hours. We begin other investigations within three working days.

When APS determines that intervention is necessary, we develop a plan of action with the older adult and make sure the client receives needed services to ensure safety and security.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Bruises, black eyes, welts, lacerations, rope marks, fractures

  • Untreated injuries in various stages of healing

  • An elder's report of being hit, slapped, kicked, raped or mistreated

  • An elder's sudden change in behavior, including being emotionally upset, agitated or extremely withdrawn

  • A caregiver's refusal to allow visitors to see an elder alone

  • Torn, stained or bloody underclothing

  • Dehydration, malnutrition, untreated bed sores or poor hygiene

  • Hazardous or unsafe living conditions (such as improper wiring, no heat, no running water, extreme clutter, hoarding, trash, animals)

  • Bills unpaid despite adequate resources

  • Improper or inadequate clothing, lack of necessary medical aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, walker, wheelchair, etc.

  • The desertion of an elder at a public location such as a mall or senior citizen center

Signs of Exploitation

  • Sudden changes in bank account practices, including unexplained withdrawals of large amounts by a person accompanying an elder

  • Abrupt changes in a will or other legal or financial documents

  • Unexplained disappearance of funds or other valuable resources or possessions

  • Discovery of an elder's signature being forged for financial purposes or for the transfer of titles, etc.

  • Unexplained sudden transfers of assets to a family member or someone outside the family