Trained county staff dedicated to the field of
aging help ensure the safety and well-being of elders
and dependent adults.
Staff investigate allegations of abuse and neglect,
assess client needs, and provide short-term case
management and bridging to other services. County adult and
aging departments also educate the community about elder
abuse prevention and identification, as well as how communities
can support a person’s right to dignity, self-determination and
to live in the least restrictive environment possible.