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Aging and Adult Services: Protection

Overview

Protection Services

All seniors and adults with disabilities have the right to live their lives in a healthy and safe environment and to conduct their lives without emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, self-neglect, isolation, abandonment, financial abuse, or the fear of abuse.

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See, Stop, Prevent: Dependent & Older Adult Abuse

For every reported case of older adult abuse, 24 cases go unreported. Help stop the cycle—it’s everyone’s business.

Do you suspect a loved one is experiencing abuse or are you experiencing abuse?

Call 1-800-675-8437 to speak to a trained counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential. 

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Public Administrator

The Public Administrator function:

  • protect the decedent’s property from waste, loss or theft
  • make appropriate burial arrangements
  • conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets
  • liquidate assets at public sale or distribute assets to heirs
  • pay the decedent’s bills and taxes
  • locate persons entitled to inherit from the estate and ensure that these individuals receive their inheritance

The Public Administrator acts under the authority of the Superior Court.

Referral Line: (650) 573-3475
Information and Inquiry Line: (650) 573-2736
Fax: (650) 573-2310
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Public Guardian

The Public Guardian/Public Conservatorship program serves frail elderly adults and adults with physical or mental disabilities which result in their being unable to provide for their needs for health care, food, clothing or shelter and/or unable to manage their own finances or resist fraud or undue influence. The Superior Court makes the decision to provide conservatorship for such adults.

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Fight Falls

Falls are the top cause of injury, hospital visits, and death from injury for people 65 and older. In fact, 1 in 3 people 65 and older fall each year. But falls don’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Learn more about how you can prevent falls.

Home Safety

It’s important to make your home safer to reduce your chances of falling. 

1-844-663-2557
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How Much Is Too Much?

For most people, the junk mail and belongings that clog the mailbox and pile up around the house are simply annoying – something to go through and throw away when there’s time. But for others, excessive clutter and hoarding can harm a person’s health, family, and social life. Help is available.

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