Older Adult Protective Services

Protective Services

Older Adult Protective Services

Through the Area Agency on Aging, our Older Adult Protective Service Investigators (PSIs) provide crisis intervention for individuals 60 years of age and older who lack the physical and/or mental capacity to protect themselves from imminent risks such as physical or psychological abuse, caregiver neglect, financial exploitation, abandonment or self-neglect. PSIs are trained in accordance with Pennsylvania State Older Adult Protective Services Act (OAPSA) mandates.

If you or someone you know is in a situation that puts an individual at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 412-350-6905 to file a Report of Need (RON). All calls are confidential.

Report of Need (RON) requirements:

  • At least 60 years old
  • A Pennsylvania resident
  • No responsible caregiver
  • Unable to obtain or perform services necessary to maintain physical or mental health
  • Present imminent risk to person or property

For more information on Older Adult Protective Services, contact us at 412-224-4700.