Protecting At-Risk Adults and Seniors
Colorado operates as a state supervised, county administered system. El Paso County Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation and provides for the safety and well-being of at-risk adults who are elderly or disabled.
Professional staff assesses the need for protection and directly intervene if necessary.
Assistance Programs are available in obtaining medical care, mental health referrals or living arrangements.
If you suspect an adult is being abused, exploited or neglected, and you are a mandated reporter call law enforcement. Non-mandated reports, information and resource inquires can be made to Adult Protective Services.
A video the explains the APS process is below. A summary video explaining DHS is also online.