PROTECTION





Serves as a link between the national Administration on Aging and local programs, Area Agencies on Aging.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Adult Protective Services has the responsibility and authority to investigate Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults under Utah Civil Code §62A-3-301 and Criminal Code §76-5-111.

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FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

Financial Exploitation – improper use of a vulnerable adult’s funds or property for the benefit of someone other than the vulnerable adult – is the most common form of elder abuse. Often, family members, caregivers, or friends are the abusers.

  • Warning Signs: (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • How to Report
  • Protect Yourself : (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • Training for Vulnerable Adults: (We have a Power Point and Handout drafted, need to convert to links)
  • Training for Law Enforcement
  • Training for Financial Institutions
    • In development process, but we will have a Power Point, Handout, and links.
    • AARP BankSAFE
  • Informational Materials: (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • Information Materials En Español: (We are in the process of getting our materials translated.)
LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) seeks resolution of problems and advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities to ensure and enhance the quality of life and care of residents.
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MEDICARE FRAUD (SMP)


Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMMUNITY TEAMS


Adult Protective Services uses a multidisciplinary approach to meet the needs of vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Multidisciplinary team meetings allow professionals and service providers to collaborate with each other in order to provide the best resources and services to victims.

SCAMS AND CONSUMER FRAUD


Scams and Consumer Fraud - Each year, millions of older Americans are the targets of scams and consumer fraud. Scammers are becoming more sophisticated with new scams appearing regularly. While Adult Protective Services does not investigate scams, we are committed to providing resources and education to help Utahns protect themselves.

  • Warning Signs: (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • Who do I Report To
    • U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Fraud Hotline 855-303-9470
    • National Elder Fraud Hotline 833-FRAUD-11 (372-8311)
    • Utah Department of Consumer Protection (Consumer Fraud) 801-530-6601
    • Utah Department of Securities (Investments) 801-530-6600
    • Utah Insurance Department  - 801-538-3800
    • Federal Trade Commission
    • Do Not Call Registry donotcall.gov
    • *If this is too much, we could also put this in a PDF and link to that
  • Protect Yourself
  • Top Scams: (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • Informational Materials: (We have PDF’s drafted, will need to convert to a link)
  • Information Materials En Español: We are in the process of getting our materials translated.