The Protective Services for the Elderly Program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305232.
DSS workers investigate reports of known or suspected physical, mental and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonement and/or financial abuse and exploitation of adults ages 60+ who are living in the community or in long term care facilities.
A DSS worker meets with the elderly person and his or her family to determine unmet needs and develop a comprehensive plan to address those needs. When necessary, staff will intervene immediately to safeguard the individual's health and well being.
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SOURCE: Connecticut Department
of Social Services brochure: Protecting our
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2013