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Delaware Launches Hotline for Concerned Loved Ones to Protect Vulnerable Adults

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

In 2021, anonymous reports helped protect 2,184 vulnerable adults from potential abuse; new hotline makes reporting neglect, abuse and exploitation easy and confidential   NEWARK (Nov. 30, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) today announced the launch of the new Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline – 888-APS-4302. With one simple […]




Focus Group Insights Help Guide Future Enhancements to Family Caregiver Services at DHSS

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 14, 2022

NEWARK (Nov. 14, 2022) – The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) is using the findings from a report based on caregiver focus groups held late last year across the state to enhance its current supports and develop a new approach to caregiver services. This includes the formation of the […]




Make Some Spirits Bright this Holiday Season and Adopt-A-Resident at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) in Smyrna is asking members of the community to sponsor a resident for the holidays. Since many residents have little family involvement or support, the nursing home relies on the generosity of community members including neighbors, local businesses, community organizations, and volunteers to help fulfill resident wishes at the holidays through the Adopt-A-Resident Program.




Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division for the Visually Impaired | Division of Developmental Disabilities Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NEW CASTLE (June 22, 2022) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik today announced five leadership changes for the agency involving the Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health. The changes: Dava Newnam, who has served as Associate Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for DHSS, has […]




DHSS to Partner with Habitat for Humanity on Pilot Program for Minor Home Repairs for Older Delawareans

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022

At the announcement Thursday morning at Rose Hill Community Center near New Castle (from left): Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County CEO Kevin L. Lewis, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) Chief Administrator Cynthia Mercer, DSAAPD Director Melissa Smith, state Representative Franklin Cooke, state Senator Darius Brown, DSAAPD Deputy […]







  Category: Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities


Delaware Launches Hotline for Concerned Loved Ones to Protect Vulnerable Adults

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

In 2021, anonymous reports helped protect 2,184 vulnerable adults from potential abuse; new hotline makes reporting neglect, abuse and exploitation easy and confidential   NEWARK (Nov. 30, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) today announced the launch of the new Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline – 888-APS-4302. With one simple […]




Focus Group Insights Help Guide Future Enhancements to Family Caregiver Services at DHSS

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 14, 2022

NEWARK (Nov. 14, 2022) – The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) is using the findings from a report based on caregiver focus groups held late last year across the state to enhance its current supports and develop a new approach to caregiver services. This includes the formation of the […]




Make Some Spirits Bright this Holiday Season and Adopt-A-Resident at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) in Smyrna is asking members of the community to sponsor a resident for the holidays. Since many residents have little family involvement or support, the nursing home relies on the generosity of community members including neighbors, local businesses, community organizations, and volunteers to help fulfill resident wishes at the holidays through the Adopt-A-Resident Program.




Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division for the Visually Impaired | Division of Developmental Disabilities Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NEW CASTLE (June 22, 2022) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik today announced five leadership changes for the agency involving the Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health. The changes: Dava Newnam, who has served as Associate Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for DHSS, has […]




DHSS to Partner with Habitat for Humanity on Pilot Program for Minor Home Repairs for Older Delawareans

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022

At the announcement Thursday morning at Rose Hill Community Center near New Castle (from left): Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County CEO Kevin L. Lewis, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) Chief Administrator Cynthia Mercer, DSAAPD Director Melissa Smith, state Representative Franklin Cooke, state Senator Darius Brown, DSAAPD Deputy […]