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Protective Services

Emergency Protective Services for Older Adult Victims of: Elder Abuse, Neglect, Abandonment, & Exploitation Crisis Intervention

Protective Services provides crisis intervention services for older adults who may be victims, or potential victims, of:

  • Elder Abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Exploitation
  • Neglect

Please click here for more information on Pennsylvania’s efforts to prevent elder abuse. If you suspect elder abuse, please report it by calling 1-800-490-8505. You can remain anonymous, and staff is available 7 days a week, 24 hour per day. Once someone reports a suspected case, a Protective Services worker will meet with the older adult to investigate the allegations and develop a care plan to reduce risks.

Protective Services Program at Blair Senior Services, Inc.

The Protective Services Program helps people age 60 and older who may be at risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment. A Protective Services worker will meet with the consumer to investigate the allegations and develop a care plan with the consumer to reduce the risk. The majority of the Protective Services cases are self-neglect and they have also seen an increase in financial exploitation cases. Older adults can be victimized by scams or by a Power of Attorney misusing their money. Protective Services workers investigate all forms of elder abuse whether it occurs in the community or in a long term care facility. To learn more about Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Protective Services program, call (814) 946-1235.

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