Supporting the Adult Protective Services Workforce

TitleSupporting the Adult Protective Services Workforce
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBates, T, Chapman, S
Date Published02/2020
InstitutionUCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
CitySan Francisco, California
Keywordsaging population, education and training, elder abuse, population health, protective services, workforce development

An estimated one in ten adults over the age of 60 suffers some form of elder abuse. A key component of addressing ongoing elder abuse and the likelihood that its prevalence will increase as a result of a rapidly growing older adult population is the network of local and state agencies that form the country’s system of community adult protective services (APS). Support for this workforce should be a public health priority.