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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Call Adult Protection Services for Advice

In San Luis Obispo County the number for Adult Protection Services is (805) 781-1790. You can also go to the website for slocounty and click on the tab located on the top of the page that says "Health and Wellbeing".

Adult Protection offers educational advice and counseling. They also investigate possible neglect or abuse.

When people want to help, but don't know what to do or where to turn, then Adult Protection can provide information and guidance. Trying to help someone who has alzheimer's, or dementia, or who is frail but accustomed to independence, can be complicated.

Adult Protection can also help you to find social services that help to provide in home support care and other types of assistance if this is needed.

I have called Adult Protection for recommendations whenever their education or counseling would help me to be a better caregiver for my clients. They have always been wonderful and I have appreciated their suggestions and guidance enormously.

If you do not wish to give out your name ,or the names of other people about whom you are requesting advice, you can call anonymously.

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