Safety and Rights

Access tools to protect aging and disabled individuals from harm, abuse or catastrophe.


Disaster Registry – With the help of volunteers, RVCOG maintains a Disaster Registry of frail elders and adults with physical, cognitive, or severe mental disabilities. Helps to assist first responders in locating vulnerable people before and during a disaster.  More information, application and online register options here.

Guardianship/Conservatorship – RVCOG contracts with the Center for Nonprofit Legal Services to provide a guardianship/conservatorship program in Jackson County. The Center performs legal and financial transactions on behalf of a client based upon a legal transfer of responsibility (for example: as part of a protective services when appointed by court order). Contact ADRC for more information.

Adult Protective Services/Elder Abuse/and Patient Abuse

Medicaid staff provide Adult Protective Services (APS) to aged, blind or individuals with disabilities 18 years of age or older. The intent of the program is to investigate and document allegations of abuse and provide protection and intervention on behalf of those adults who are unable to protect themselves from harm or neglect. These services are provided by APS staff in Medford Senior Services office and Grants Pass Senior and Disability Services office. Contact ADRC for more information.