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New data show that one in ten older adults are victims of mistreatment, with a higher percentage being victims of financial exploitation. Only a small percentage of elder abuse events are ever referred to agencies that can assist victims. Adult Protective Services (APS) offer victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation a range of services. This report shows how calls to APS have increased since the recession began, but most states have either decreased or maintained their budgets for services.
Sources:AARP Public Policy Institute
Adult Protective Services, abuse, The Elder Justice Act (EJA), Affordable Care Act
AARP Public Policy Institute
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52845