The Protective Services for the Elderly Program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/Social-Work-Services/Social-Work-Services/Related-Resources
DSS workers investigate reports of known or suspected physical, mental and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment and/or financial abuse and exploitation of adults ages 60+ who are living in the community or in long term care facilities.
A DSS worker meets with the elderly person and his or her family to determine unmet needs and develop a comprehensive plan to address those needs. When necessary, staff will intervene immediately to safeguard the individual’s health and well being.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name: Protective Services for the Elderly
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2021