Adult Protective Services
Reports may be made to Adult Protective Services Intake by contacting the department at 970-264-2182 during regular business hours. After hours, please contact Archuleta County Dispatch at (970) 731-2160. For emergencies call 9-1-1.
Each year millions of elderly Americans are abused, neglected, and exploited. Colorado wants to ensure that law enforcement is made aware of these crimes against persons age 70 and older. On July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation became law (Section 18-6.5-108, C.R.S.). This law requires many professional groups to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation to law enforcement when they observe or become aware of the mistreatment.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services (Colorado APS) unit has made available an on-line training program for mandatory reporters and other members of the community.
You can access the training at www.coloradoaps.com
The Network of Care project is part of a broad effort by our county and partners to improve and better coordinate long-term care services locally. This Internet-based resource is for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
You can access the Network of Care resource at http://sanjuanbasin.co.networkofcare.org/aging/