Adult and Aging Services

Who We Are

The Alameda County Social Services Agency – Department of Adult and Aging Services strives to be consumer-focused and accessible to the community. The department offers a coordinated service delivery system that protects, supports, and advocates for an aging population, particularly those with disabilities.

Assistant Agency Director

Faith M. Battles


  • Adult Protective Services (APS)

    APS is a program that is mandated to investigate reports of abuse or neglect of elders and dependent adults.

  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

    The AAA is the local arm of the national aging network. The AAA provides subcontracted services to persons aged 60 and older through grants from Federal, State, and County.

  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

    The IHSS program is a federal, state, and locally funded program designed to provide assistance to those eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals who, without this care, would be unable to remain safely in their own homes.

  • Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

    The Public Authority for IHSS is a public agency whose mission is to improve the planning and delivery of IHSS in Alameda County.

  • Public Administrator (PA)

    The PA investigates and may administer decedent estates with no next of kin, no will or named executor or other qualified person to assume responsibility.

  • Public Guardian-Conservator (PG-C)

    The PG-C acts as a public conservator for individuals adjudicated to lack capacity due to mental disorder, grave disability, or inability to resist fraud or undue influence.

  • Veterans Services Office (VSO)

    The VSO provides veterans and their dependents and/or survivors with information regarding veterans benefits, as well as assistance with filing benefit claims, waivers and appeals, in order for them to obtain and maintain all available benefits and entitlements for which they are eligible.

Commissions & Councils

Advisory Committee on In-Home Supportive Services

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