Adult Protective Services - Pueblo County Social Services
Adult Services - Main office - Pueblo County Human Services
Data Provided By
Senior Resource Development Agency
Description of Service
Protects at-risk adults who cannot protect themselves, which is defined as "an individual eighteen years of age or older who is susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because the individual is unable to perform or obtain services necessary for the individual's health, safety, or welfare or lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning the individual's person or affairs".
Adults who might meet the definition of an at-risk adult include:
- Adults who are being mistreated or exploited (e.g., physical abuse, sexual abuse, self-abuse, financial exploitation)
- Adults with a developmental disability, acquired brain injury, Alzheimer's, dementia, or neurological or cognitive defect
- Adults with a major mental illness
- Frail or elderly persons who are unable to perform typical activities of daily living
Pueblo County, R6
Call to report suspected mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.
Provide the following when making a report to Adult Protective Services: - Adult's name, address, phone number, date of birth, or estimated age - Medical and/or disabling condition(s) - Family members, friends, neighbors or caregivers - Information about the perpetrator(s)
Certain occupational groups are urged by state law to report the mistreatment and/or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.