Sadly, some older persons are at risk for being abused, neglected, financially exploited or abandoned. When an older person lacks the physical or mental capacity to protect him/her self, Protective Services intervenes on the person’s behalf. To refer someone you think may be at risk, call the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging at 412-350-6905 or 1-800-344-4319.
Watch a video about Older Adult Protective Services from the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.
Video source: Older Adult Protective Services from Allegheny County DHS on Vimeo.
Watch a video about financial exploitation from the PA Department of Aging.
Video source: Elder Financial Abuse from Pennsylvania Department of Aging on YouTube.