The Tennessee Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services unit is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition (TVAC) to help raise awareness and stop elder abuse. To view our Public Service Announcement, click on the window below. VIDEO: Unheard Cries.
Tennessee law provides that "any person having reasonable cause to suspect that an adult has suffered abuse, neglect, or exploitation, shall report or cause reports to .
Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation.
At this level, Adult Protective Services personnel have determined that this report will not be assigned for investigation. If the report status has not been changed in more than 2-4 business days, please contact the Adult Protective Services hotline at. 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366).