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Elderly Protective Services
La. R. S.14:403.2
Elderly Protective Services is a program designed to protect adults over sixty(60) years old who cannot physically or mentally protect themselves and who are harmed or threatened with harm through action or inaction by themselves or by the individuals responsible for their care or other parties, by requiring mandatory reporting of suspected cases of abuse or neglect by any person having reasonable cause to believe that such abuse or neglect exists. Mandatory reporting is required of health, mental health and social services practitioners, teachers and child care providers, police and law enforcement officials and commercial film and photographic print processors. The abuse or neglect may be physical, mental, sexual, emotional or psychological, or financial abuse or neglect. The abuse or neglect may result in the action or inaction of a caregiver or by the elderly person themselves.
The Adult Protective Services is required to make investigations of reported abuse or neglect and to link individuals to community agencies offering the services that are needed and to provide short term, limited case management services. The Adult Protective Services will the work with law enforcement agencies and the court to provide protection for the victims and remedies within the framework of due process.
These services have been contracted to the Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans by the Louisiana Office of Elderly Affairs in the Governors Office.
Program Supervisor: Gertrude Estell
320 Hammond Hwy.
Metairie, Louisiana 70005
Phone: (504) 835-3005
Fax: (504) 835-0409
24 HOUR HOT LINE: (504) 224-0126
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