If the APS social worker confirms that a person is not safe in their home, can they remove him or her and place the person in a safer environment?

APS can only remove a person from an unsafe home on a voluntary basis. If the person is mentally competent, APS has no jurisdiction. If the client is thought to be mentally incompetent, APS will take legal steps to determine if a conservatorship or surrogate decision-maker is necessary.

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1. Who will APS evaluate?
2. If the APS social worker confirms that a person is not safe in their home, can they remove him or her and place the person in a safer environment?
3. Does an APS worker locate housing for the homeless or individuals being evicted from their homes?
4. If I report my suspicions about an abuse, but do not have proof, what will happen to me? Can I remain anonymous?
5. If a client is too frail to handled their finances or resist undue influence and APS cannot get voluntary cooperation, does APS refer such cases for a conservatorship?
6. Does APS find caregivers to go into the home of a frail client?
7. How quickly can we expect a social worker to respond to a report that is not an emergency?
8. What is an emergency response report?