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
TypeReport
Keywordsaging population, education and training, elder abuse, population health, protective services, workforce development
Abstract

Issue:
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.