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Arkansas Adult Protective Services

 

1-800-482-8049 - Adult Abuse Hotline

 
What we Do.
   
APS History
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Who
Who are we talking about 
Abuse
Self Neglect
Self Neglect
Financial Exploitation
Who Reports
Anyone or Mandated?

 

Insignificant
as a beached shell
I feel
the indifferent succession
of days
monotonous as ocean waves.

-- Lynn Kozma

Aging is a natural process, abuse is not.  In spite of the headway that has been made in explaining how and why elder abuse occurs, it still remains a poorly understood problem in our state.  No simple definition can encompass its many aspects.  Elder mistreatment may be an act of commission (abuse) or omission (neglect).   It may be an intentional act, that is, a conscious attempt to inflict suffering, or it may be unintentional because of inadequate knowledge, infirmity, or laziness on the part of the person responsible.  Now is the time to stop itůStop ignoring the abuse and neglectů.You can make a difference!

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Arkansas Department of Human Services            Arkansas Adult Protective Services- Making A Difference!