Adult Protective Services
Trempealeau County Department of Human Services is responsible for investigating allegations of elder adult at risk abuse.
"Elder Adult at risk" is "any person age 60 or older who has experienced, is currently experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation."
"Adult at risk" is "any adult who has a physical or mental condition that substantially impairs his or her ability to care for his or her needs who has experienced, currently experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self neglect or financial exploitation."
1. Substantially mentally incapable of providing for his or her needs for food,
shelter, clothing or personal or health care; or,
2. Is unable to report cruel maltreatment without assistance.
Types of Abuse:
Physical Abuse Infliction of physical pain or bodily harm.
Any form of sexual contact or exposure without consent
or when the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Emotional Abuse Infliction of mental anguish.
Illegal or improper exploitation of funds or other
Refusal or failure to fulfill a care taking obligation, such as
abandonment or isolation; denial of food, shelter, clothing,
medical assistance or personal needs; or the withholding of
necessary medication or assistive devices.
Significant danger to a person’s physical or mental health
because the person is responsible for his or her own care
but is unable to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing or