The Adult Protective Service Worker may assist an adult who is living in MCSS or Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) - funded residential settings.

The APSW may be asked to assist an eligible adult who has a developmental disability whose primary residence is in a Ministry funded developmental services residential setting (eg. supported independant living, host family (Family Home program), supported group living or intensive support residence) or MOHLTC - funded long term care setting if:

  • The involvement of the Adult Protective Service Worker is requested specifically to help the adult with their plan to move towards independence and take up residence on their own in the community and/or
  • The involvement of the Adult Protective Service Worker is specifically an advocacy role of speaking on behalf of the individual in their relationship with the service provider of the person’s accommodation, and the primary focus is on the safety and security of the adult with a developmental disability within their accommodation.