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Protective Programs Descriptions

Basic Information - The mission of Colorado Adult Protective Services is to protect at-risk adults from abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and exploitation though the provision of services. At-risk adults in Colorado will live safely in the least restrictive environment with dignity and independence.  More>>


Reporting to APS - All Colorado citizens are encouraged to immediately report suspected mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult. Specific occupational groups are urged by state law to report the mistreatment and/or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.  More>> 

Information for Professionals - Colorado Adult Protective Services (APS) are mandated by the civil statute entitled “Protective Services for Adults At Risk of Mistreatment and Self-Neglect.  More >> 


Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Ombudsman Program) assists residents of licensed long-term care facilities in protecting their health, safety, welfare, and rights.  More >>


Legal Assistance Program - The overarching goals of the Older Americans Act (OAA) are the protection and enhancement of the autonomy, dignity, financial security, health, and rights of older Americans.  More >>