Understanding Professional Roles

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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services – Overview

Abuse – What is it? – Link

Adult Protective Services – What is APS and how do they help? – Link

Capacity and Hoarding – Link

Capacity – Assessing Capacity in Suspected Cases of Self-neglect – Article – Link

Code of Ethics – Link

Complexities of Cognitive Capacity – APS

Confidentiality in Reporting – Link

Exploitation – What is it? – Link

Fact Sheet – APS

Facts and Fiction – APS Training Slide Show – Link

History of APS – Link

Invesitgation-Protocols – APS

Locate Nearest APS Office – Link

Mandatory Reporting Chart – State by State – 2015 – APS

Minimum Program Standards – NAPSA Recommended – APS

Neglect – What is it? – Link

Policy Manual – Tennessee – APS 11.1.15

Risk Management Self Neglect and Hoarding Policy and Guidance – Plymouth UK

Self-determination – NY APS – Link

Self-neglect & Hoarding – Dismissing Self-neglect as a ‘Lifestyle’ Choice.. – UK Article  – Link

Self Neglect and Hoarding Guidance – Swindon, England

Self Neglect – Elder Self-Neglect Research and Practice – Overview Including Decision Making Capcity

Self-neglect – What is it? (includes some hoarding criteria) – Link

Self-neglect – What to Look for and What to Do – WA State DSHS – Link

Standards Manual – Illinois Department on Aging – APS

Uniform Inspection Checklist – Hoarding/Excessive Clutter – Quick Reference

Working With Adult Protective Services – What to Expect – Link

Working with Cases Involving Mental Illness – APS