Adult Protective Services
The Adult Protective Services (APS) Program was established to investigate reports and provide intervention and protection to vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. APS field investigators operate out of the offices of county prosecutors throughout the state. East Central Indiana’s field office is located in Anderson in Madison County. It serves Blackford, Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Madison, Grant and Jay counties. Call Adult Protective Services at 765-641-9585 for more information.
Nursing Home Ombudsman
The ombudsman helps in resolving issues involving long-term care facilities. The state program can make sure your disputes are handled appropriately. Call LifeStream at 800-589-1121 and ask to speak with the ombudsman.
LifeStream Services will provide speakers for your organization or group on a variety of topics that impact seniors and people with disabilities. These topics might include wellness, transportation, nutrition, care management, advocacy, elder abuse, legal services, the ombudsman program and aging-in-place. We are available to provide general information about our Aging and Disability Resource Center, as well. For more information contact LifeStream at 800-589-1121.
Making Your Voice Heard (Advocacy)
We take a leadership role in advocating on behalf of seniors and people with disabilities. You can help, too, by calling or writing your government officials or by letting us know what concerns you have. To contact your representative, see the attached list Legislators contact list. To become part of the LifeStream Advocacy Network, send us an email today.
Legal Services of Indiana at (800) 869-0212 provides advice and counsel when older persons and their families are faced with financial or legal concerns. The service is offered through a donation basis and is supported in part by LifeStream Services. For more information, visit the association’s web site at www.indianalegalservices.org.
Our guardianship services help people who don’t have family or friends to help take care of their well-being. We have several years’ experience in helping those who can no longer take care of their private affairs. We serve as guardians for more than 30 individuals through a state-supported program. In addition, we offer LifeGuard, a private guardianship program, by a nationally licensed guardianship counselor. Please review the LifeGuard brochure for more information on this service.
For more information on Guardianship Services, please refer to the following organizations: