What is an emergency response case?

An emergency response report is one in which an abuse or neglect  incident or condition is believed to likely result in permanent injury  or death. An Adult Protective Services social worker will respond  immediately to check on the client's welfare.  (Emergency response  services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week).  

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1. Does Adult Protective Services evaluate all adults and protect anyone who is thought to be abused?
2. If the Adult Protective Services social worker confirms that a dependent adult or elderly person is not safe in their home, can they remove him or her and place the person in a safer environment?
3. Does an Adult Protective Services worker locate housing for the homeless or individuals being evicted from their homes?
4. If I report my suspicions about an abuse, but do not have proof, what will happen to me and can I remain anonymous?
5. If APS cannot get voluntary cooperation from a client who has been determined to be too frail to handle their financial affairs, does APS automatically refer such cases for a Conservatorship?
6. Does Adult Protective Services find caregivers to go into the home of a frail client?
7. How quickly can we expect a social worker to respond to a report that is not an emergency?
8. What is an emergency response case?