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Adult Protective Services


Contact Us:
APS Hotline:

Phone: (540) 658-4283
APS Fax:
Phone: (540)658-4380

Karen McLaughlin
Family Services Supervisor
Phone: (540) 658-4575

Melissa Aylor
Family Services Specialist III
Phone: (540) 658-8740

Bruce Hewlett
Family Services Specialist II
Phone: (540) 658-4613

Ruth Peters
Family Services Specialist II
Phone: (540) 658-4565

Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local APS workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home-based care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack the capacity to consent to services.

For additional information about Adult Services, please click on this link, which will take you to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Please note: you will be leaving the Virginia Department of Social Services Website.

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national-council-on-aging-1024x569The NCOA created Resources and Support for Older Adults Living Alone, a guide which includes practical tips and resource recommendations from geriatric health experts and advocates, such as:
  • PACE programs, which use Medicare and Medicaid to help older adults attain nursing home-level care 
  • HealthFinder, a resource with easy-to-understand articles, videos, and interactive tools to help older adults make informed decisions about their health
  • NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp tool which helps older adults identify their potential eligibility for benefits and programs