Q. Who is mandated to report abuse in Texas?

A. Everyone, Texas is a mandatory reporting state.

Q. What services does APS provide?

A. Services to alleviate abuse, neglect and exploitation which includes but is not limited social services, health services i.e. emergency provider services, emergency medications, food etc.

Q. What are signs of elder mistreatment?

A.  Hoarding, home in disrepair, lack of utilities, poor personal hygiene

Q. What are signs of vulnerable adult exploitation?

A.  Unusual activity in bank account, unpaid bills, suspicious loans out in vulnerable adult’s name. 

Q. What are signs of abuse?

A. Bruises, scraps, and cuts.