Adult protective services can be a tool for family to provide support when parents will not accept help. This is often a difficult step; however there are times when other options have been exhausted. Adult protective services can serve as an intermediary and as an objective observer when issues arise. Depending on the county where a parent lives and the role APS plays the level of support may differ. Sometimes there is also a need to involve a private care navigator who can provide ongoing support. If you find yourself in this situation, APS may be able to provide names of individuals who might assist.

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