Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) Adult Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Conducting investigations and providing services when those adults live in the community. Texas Health and Human Services provides a range of services for older Texans that help ensure their well-being, dignity and choice. Programs also are in place to support family caregivers. Experienced HHS staff and paid contractors can help eligible older Texans access services that: Create opportunities to live independently in their own homes.
An adult age 18 to 64 years old must be substantially impaired to be eligible for APS services. Substantially impairs: When a disability grossly and chronically diminishes an adult’s physical or mental ability to live independently or provide self-care as determined .