Adult Protective Services


Adult Protective Services

(800) 491-7123 [In operation 24 hours a day but, at night, goes through answering service]. You may hear music & no message for some time; just hang on, someone will answer eventually.

4060 County Circle Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/AdultServices.aspx#APS

This is the agency that deals with abuse of the elderly (those over age 65) or of dependant adults (18 to 64 year-olds who have permanent physical or mental handicaps) who may need protection. It is the sister agency to CPS. Se habla español.


In-Home Supportive Services

1 (888) 960-4477 [M-F 8-5]
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/PG139.htm

In-home support services such as assistance with shopping and nonmedical personal care (i.e. housekeeping, bathing, dressing) are available to eligible adults and children over the age of four who receive SSI. This is to assist blind, aged, and disabled people so that they can safely remain in their own homes. Se habla español.


Ombudsman Crisis Line

1 (800) 231-4024 [staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week]
http://www.sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=23087

This is a crisis line to report abuse or provide some services to those who are in long-term residential care or in nursing homes in the state of California.