How can you help someone who is not being cared for and is unable to clean himself?

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This is a very delicate matter, a man in his 80's lives alone in an apartment where it smells so bad. The hall smell goes in walls, his clothes, apartment and its effecting the other tenants in the building. He has no family.
the smell of urine is profsing through the pipes to other floors, the hall smells
he smells its filthy, only God knows when it has been cleaned

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as stated as for a police welfare check or adult protective services. Also may check elder services or health department to find the resources in your area.
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I called Adult Protective Services on my father as his "caregivers" are not doing anything, and they said they cannot force him to do anything against his will.. I would say the apartment manager could.
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If this is an apartment, notify the apt. manager immediately. Smells and urine/feces found in an apartment is grounds for eviction. After the apt. does their investigation, call the police to make a "welfare" check on this gentleman, who will probably then call adult protective services to help him find resources and help. YOU could also knock on his door to ask to help (you might be able to see the condition of the inside). Do not let this issue go on any longer. Both he and the rest of the tenants are at risk (i.e. infestation of insects, mice, etc.).
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^ And if that doesn't work, you dial 911 and ask for a "well being check, do to odor." What is the apartment management doing?
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Agree.

APS.
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I agree with calling Adult Protective Services. They can obtain help for this unfortunate man.
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If it was me, I would call Adult Protective Services in your area. There are many other services for adult care in your area. You'll just have to search it out.
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You need to call adult protect service for help. They can provide different service of help and care for this elderlperson. Also they can help found family members. At this time you and others can try to help him out. Like ask to wash his clothes and get male tenant to help out with his bath or show.
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You call APS - Adult Protective Services at your county social services office. You report the filth to the county health department. Done.
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