- 2018 Posts

  1. Caregiver Specialist Heather Resnick on Caregiver Support
  2. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  3. Guardianship
  4. Center Launches North Shore Senior Options
  5. On Blindness, Alzheimer's and Love
  6. Shared Vision: Winnetka Congregational Church Woman's Society Benevolence Committee
  7. Protecting Seniors and Adults with Disabilities: Adult Protective Services
  8. A Jack of All Trades: Al Davis
  9. Family Tradition: Gone Fishin'
  10. Dedicated Volunteer: Fern Kamen
  11. Generous Soul: Mitchell Slotnick
  12. Assessing the Older Adult Members of your Family
  13. Giving Back: Fay Goldblatt
  14. Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Benefits from Shamrock Shindig
  15. Humble Beginnings: Bobbi Halloran

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Protecting Seniors and Adults with Disabilities: Adult Protective Services

March 01, 2018

Adult Protective Services restores the dignity and safety of adults with disabilities ages 18 to 59, and seniors who find themselves as victims of abuse and may have few resources to change their situations and protect themselves. These services are provided to residents of Maine, New Trier and Northfield Townships in the northern suburbs of Chicago which, together, comprise 14 communities. North Shore Senior Center social workers investigate an average of 240 cases annually, which include physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as financial exploitation. Social workers investigate the most serious reports expeditiously, even in the middle of the night, and spend 30 days investigating each case. The average cost of processing a case is $1,600.

“Our goal is to keep our clients living safely in the community and ensure that they obtain the needed supports to reduce the risks of further abuse, neglect or exploitation,” said Holly Lichtman, LCSW, supervisor of the program.

Program facts:

  • 2,776 hours of service were provided to 429 older adults
  • 243 cases were investigated.
  • 24 out of the 274 reported cases involved victims with disabilities
    aged 18-59
  • 95% of timeframes were met
  • $3,500 was raised for Adult Protective Services at our inaugural Shamrock Shindig event in 2017