The history of Adult Protective Services in the United States is difficult to trace. Some of it has been gleaned from oral history and materials generously provided .
Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected.
Washington State Health Care Authority . Claims history .. Adult abuse and neglect reporting - Adult Protective Services (APS) that abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect of a vulnerable adult has occured.