Reporting Abuse

Types of Abuse

  • Assault/battery
  • Physical or chemical restraint
  • Sexual abuse
  • Improper use of medication
  • Neglect/abandonment
  • Abduction
  • Financial exploitation
  • Isolation
  • Self neglect (physical and medical care)
  • Health and safety hazards
  • Malnutrition/dehydration.


Once an abusive situation or event has been reported, Adult Protective Services (APS) staff will investigate the claim and take appropriate action for the circumstances.

Working in partnership with other agencies, APS works to arrange the services necessary to resolve the current abusive situation, and protect the victim from future abuse.

Mandated reporters can use the following confidential form from the California Department of Social Services Report of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Abuse (PDF) to report abuse.