Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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The Adult Protective Services program has the very serious responsibility of helping dependent or elderly (age 65 or over) adults remain safely in their homes by responding to requests for help or reports of negligence or abuse. Services are free of charge, and all elderly and dependent adults (including the disabled ages 18–64) are entitled to services without regard to income or property if there is a need for protective services.

Protective services may be needed for a variety of reasons. The most common of these is self-neglect, where an adult’s safety or well-being is in question due to being unable to take care of basic needs, such as taking medicines, managing money, keeping the home clean and stocked with nutritious foods, doing laundry, or bathing. In some cases, disabled or elderly adults may be the victims of others, as in the case of financial fraud or physical abuse.

In addition to investigating requests for help, the program provides:

  • Counseling for elderly or disabled persons, as well as for their families
  • Assistance with money management
  • Referral to legal services
  • Help finding other living arrangements
  • Connections to other community services and benefits

If you are worried about your own well-being and you have no one who is willing or able to help in a responsible manner, Adult Protective Services can help. If you are a family member, a friend, or a neighbor and are worried about an individual, you can call the local Adult Protective Services program and request help. If you prefer, your call may remain anonymous. 

Click on the Contact and Location tab at left to find our phone number and address.