Adult Protective Services Program provides emergency intervention to dependent adults and seniors. We investigate allegations of abuse, intervene when necessary, and provide community resources and education.
APS Services are voluntary: an elder or dependent adult may refuse or withdraw consent to services at any time to the preventative and remedial services offered by APS.
APS is not intended to interfere with the lifestyle choices of elders and dependent adults, nor is the intent to protect those individuals from all consequences of such choices.
More information about Dependent Adult and Elder Abuse.
Elder & Dependent Abuse Hurts—Don’t Ignore it—Call!
Mandated Reporter Training (video)
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to aged, blind, or disabled individuals who are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live at home safely without in-home care. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
Some services that can be authorized through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
State informational video: IHSS Introduction and Services
County of San Luis Obispo: Residents: Apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Non Residents: County IHSS Office Contact Information