Adult Services Programs

The mission of the Adult Services Programs is to maximize self-sufficiency; to serve adults through programs that protect and prevent older and incapacitated adults from abuse, neglect, or exploitation; to prevent the inappropriate institutionalization of elderly and impaired adults; and to assist when necessary with appropriate placement.

Services Provided
Adult Services are designed to allow the adult to remain in the least restrictive setting and function as independently as possible by establishing and/or strengthening appropriate family and social support systems or by supporting the adult in self-determination. Adult services are provided to impaired adults age 18 or older, and to their families when appropriate. Adult services provides screenings for long term care services, including adult day care, assisted living facilities, companion services, nursing facility placement, and personal care services.

The following principles are inherent to the provision of Adult Services:
  • A family-based approach to service delivery enhances services that support and strengthen the adult's informal support system.
  • Coordination and combination of formal and informal support systems provide the most effective service delivery system.
  • grants that responsibility to another individual.
  • intervene.
  • preserve and protect the adult's right to self-determination even when
  • The adult has the right to make decisions on his or her own behalf
  • The adult is the focus of service delivery, and the worker shall
  • The least restrictive and least intrusive intervention necessary to stabilize the situation is the most appropriate.
  • The worker is an advocate for the adult.
  • there is a community or family request for the Social Services to
  • until he or she delegates that responsibility voluntarily or the court