Elder Abuse

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has information on abuse and neglect and how to get help:


Adult Protective and General Adult Services are directed toward preserving vulnerable individuals’ independence and/or protecting them from abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. Field staff who provide these services are located in each county Department for Community Based Services office. Adult services include:

  • Protective services for adults.

  • Protective services for spouses.

  • Home safety services for adults at risk or in need of protection.

  • Interdisciplinary evaluations to determine an adult's degree of disability and need for guardianship.

  • Information and referral to services provided by spouse abuse centers and crisis centers.

  • Alternate care services that assist individuals with a protective need in securing appropriate community and institutional placements.

  • Preventive services which often involves finding food, shelter, clothing and medical treatment for individuals.

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