Boulder County Adult Protective Services (APS) staff investigates reports of abuse, neglect, including self-neglect, or financial exploitation of at-risk adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assesses the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult. These services may include case coordination, short-term case management, guardianship or representative payee, and information and referral.
Adults who may receive Protective Services are defined in the state law as: “At-risk Adult” means a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who because of mental or physical dysfunction, or advanced age, is unable to manage such person’s own resources, carry out the activities of daily living, or protect such person from neglect, hazardous or abusive situations without assistance from others and who has no available, willing, and responsibly able person for assistance and who may be in need of protective services.
Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Exploitation or Financial Exploitation, Mental or Emotional Abuse, Neglect or Self-Neglect and Abandonment.