Protective Services

The goal of the Protective Services Department is to insure that the basic health and safety of all older adults are met in the least restrictive setting possible, and that no older adult should remain at imminent risk to person or property.

Elder abuse may involve one or more of the following:

  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Exploitation
  • Abandonment

Abuse may occur when a caregiver fails to meet the needs of the older person or when older people fail to take care of themselves.

The Older Adults Protective Service Act mandates that every Area Agency on Aging in Pennsylvania is responsible for investigating any referral regarding safety concerns for an older person within 72 hours.  This act also encourages the reporting of abuse and protects the anonymity of the person doing the reporting.

Eligibility for Protective Services

Protective Services are provided under one or more of the following conditions:

  • 60 years of age or older;
  • Incapacitated person;
  • Unable to obtain or perform services necessary to maintain physical or mental health;
  • No responsible caretaker
  • Imminent risk of his/her person or property

If you suspect mistreatment of an older person, you should report it to the York County Area Agency on Aging.
Protective Services Intake – 771-9610 or 1-800-632-9073.

York County Elder Abuse Task Force

The York County Elder Abuse Task Force works to facilitate multi-agency cooperation and coordination in the investigation of crimes against the elderly.  It also works to further educate the community and increase the publics awareness of the potential for abuse, neglect, and exploitation to the elderly

Fraud Alert Bulletins are issued by the York County Elder Abuse Task Force.  Periodically, members of the York County District Attorney’s office who prosecute these devastating financial crimes will offer warnings about the latest financial scams targeting seniors here in York County. Educating seniors about financial fraud is a top priority of the York County Elder Abuse Task Force. With that in mind, we want every senior in York County to remember the 3 Rs:

  • Recognize a potential scam;
  • Refuse to make any hasty decisions; and
  • Report suspicious activity to police.

Stay safe and feel free to contact the District Attorney’s Office (717-771-9600) with any questions.
     Dave Sunday
     District Attorney 

Fraud Alert Bulletins

    Weight Loss Scams (January 2018)

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Refund Schemes (February 2018)

    New Medicare Cards (March 2018)