Survey of State Adults Protective Services (APS) Programs

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Background

1. Who is the primary person responsible for completing this questionnaire?

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Administration and Organization of Adult Protective Services In Your State

2. In your state, are adult protective services programs administered by the state or supervised by the state and administered locally?

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State administered

State supervised,
Locally administered
Other

Number of respondents
32 16 1 49

Other:

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3. Are adult protective services the responsibility of your state's unit on aging?

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Yes No Number of respondents
22 28 50

4. In your state, are any adult protective services programs contracted out to nongovernmental entities?

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Yes No Number of respondents
11 39 50

5. In your state, do each of the entities listed below directly provide adult protective services? (Check one box for each item.)

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5a. One or more Area Agencies on Aging

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Yes No Number of respondents
12 37 49

5b. A region consisting of one or more groups of counties

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Yes No Number of respondents
20 29 49

5c. One or more individual counties

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Yes No Number of respondents
17 29 46

5d. Private non-profit or other entity (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
6 42 48

Private non-profit or other entity:

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data intentionally not reported


6. Does your state APS office monitor local compliance with any statewide policy governing adult protective services?

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Yes No Number of respondents
41 7 48

7. In your state, is there a central statewide telephone number for reporting suspected elder abuse?

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Yes No Number of respondents
37 13 50

8. In your state, which of the following best describes who is legally required to report suspected elder abuse?

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The state has
specific categories
of mandated reporters
Everyone in the
state is considered
a mandated reporter
The state has
no mandated reporters

Number of respondents
32 14 4 50

9. Are each of the groups listed below mandated reporters in your state - that is, individuals legally required to report suspected elder abuse? (Check one box for each item.)

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9a. Physicians

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Yes No Number of respondents
32 0 32

9b. Home healthcare providers

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Yes No Number of respondents
33 0 33

9c. Mental health services providers

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Yes No Number of respondents
32 0 32

9d. Other types of healthcare providers

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Yes No Number of respondents
32 0 32

9e. Law enforcement authorities

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Yes No Number of respondents
31 1 32

9f. Judges

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Yes No Number of respondents
7 21 28

9g. Clergy

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Yes No Number of respondents
11 20 31

9h. Employees of financial institutions

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Yes No Number of respondents
11 18 29

9i. Other (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
20 0 20

Other types of mandated reporters:

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data intentionally not reported


Types of Alleged Elder Abuse that Qualify for Adult Protective Services

10. Does each type of alleged elder abuse listed below qualify for adult protective services in your state? (Check one box for each item.)

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10a. Physical abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

10b. Sexual abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

10c. Emotional or psychological abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
45 3 48

10d. Self-neglect

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Yes No Number of respondents
49 1 50

10e. Neglect (other than self)

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

10f. Financial exploitation

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

10g. Other (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
20 3 23

Other type of elder abuse:

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data intentionally not reported


11. In each case of alleged elder abuse listed below, do you provide adult protective services only when alleged perpetrators are in a "position of trust" in relation to victims? (Check one box for each item.)

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11a. Physical abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
9 40 49

11b. Sexual abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
9 40 49

11c. Emotional or psychological abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
9 37 46

11d. Self-neglect

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Yes No Number of respondents
8 34 42

11e. Neglect (other than self)

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Yes No Number of respondents
13 35 48

11f. Financial exploitation

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Yes No Number of respondents
9 40 49

11g. Other (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
4 20 24

Other type of elder abuse:

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data intentionally not reported


Population Served by Adult Protective Services

12. In your state, can only the elderly, or both elderly and at-risk adults, qualify for adult protective services?

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Only the elderly

Both the elderly
and at-risk adults
Number of respondents
4 46 50

13. According to your state laws or regulations, to qualify for adult protective services, must the elderly be...? (Check one box for each item.)

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13a. Unable to perform activities of daily living?

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Yes No Number of respondents
19 27 46

13b. Unable to make responsible decisions for themselves?

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Yes No Number of respondents
20 26 46

13c. Dependent on another for their care?

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Yes No Number of respondents
18 28 46

13d. Other (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
18 4 22

Other:

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data intentionally not reported


14. According to your state laws or regulations, can the elderly qualify for adult protective services based on age alone?

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Yes No Number of respondents
12 37 49

15. In your state, what is the minimum age at which the elderly can qualify for adult protective services?

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18 55 60 62 65 Number of respondents
18 1 18 1 4 42

16. In your state, what is the minimum age at which at-risk adults can qualify for adult protective services? If APS does not serve at-risk adults in your state, please check the box labeled "Not Applicable."

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18 Number of respondents
45 45

Not applicable

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Checked Number of respondents
6 6

17. In your state, does APS investigate allegations of elder abuse in each of the following settings? (Check one box for each item.)

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17a. In the community

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

17b. In private facilities

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Yes No Number of respondents
33 15 48

17c. In public facilities

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Yes No Number of respondents
30 18 48

Involvement of Criminal Justice Authorities in Elder Abuse Cases

18. In your state, about what proportion of all substantiated elder abuse cases are referred to law enforcement authorities because of suspected criminal activity?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
10 4 3 8 14 10 49

19. In your state, of all substantiated elder abuse cases that are referred to law enforcement authorities, about what proportion are prosecuted?

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All or almost
all
Most
About half
Some
Few, if any
No basis to judge Number of respondents
0 0 0 12 23 14 49

20. In your state, when assistance from law enforcement is needed for investigations of elder abuse, about how often is this assistance provided?

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Always or almost
always (80-100%
of the time)
Most of the time
(60-79% of the
time)
About half the
time (40-59%
of the time)
Sometimes (20-39%
of the time)
Rarely, if ever
(0-19% of the
time)
No basis to judge

Number of respondents
18 12 4 7 0 8 49

21. In your state, to what extent does the support available from the criminal justice system help APS to effectively identify and investigate suspected financial exploitation of the elderly?

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To a very great
extent
To a great extent
To a moderate
extent
To some extent
To little or
no extent
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
2 2 6 15 15 8 48

Provision of Adult Protective Services to the Elderly

22. Of all currently active elder abuse cases statewide, about what proportion, if any, involves a short-term emergency placement?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
0 0 1 13 28 8 50

23. In your state, how easy or difficult is it, in general, to find short-term emergency placements for the elderly?

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Very easy to
find
Generally easy
to find
Neither easy
nor difficult
to find
Generally difficult
to find
Very difficult
to find
No basis to judge

Number of respondents
0 1 4 19 20 6 50

24. About what proportion, if any, of all currently active elder abuse cases statewide are receiving continuing or long-term case management from APS, post-investigation?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
2 3 4 16 18 5 48

25. In your state, does APS have the authority to act as a guardian to elderly clients?

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Yes No Number of respondents
12 38 50

26. In your state, in about what proportion of all currently active elder abuse cases is APS the client's guardian?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
0 0 2 3 8 0 13

Statewide Data Collection and Management Systems for APS

27. In your state, is there an automated data collection and management system that contains information on individual elder abuse cases statewide?

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Yes No Number of respondents
49 1 50

28. Is this data collection and management system part of the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)?

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Yes No Number of respondents
10 38 48

29. Does this data management system contain each type of information listed below? (Check one box for each item.)

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Type of elder abuse(s) in the case

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Yes No Number of respondents
48 0 48

Case outcomes

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Yes No Number of respondents
45 3 48

Information About Elderly Victims:

Age

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Yes No Number of respondents
44 2 46

Race

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Yes No Number of respondents
40 6 46

Ethnicity

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Yes No Number of respondents
35 11 46

Sex

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Yes No Number of respondents
46 2 48

Information About Alleged Perpetrators of Elder Abuse:

Age

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Yes No Number of respondents
29 16 45

Race

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Yes No Number of respondents
25 20 45

Ethnicity

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Yes No Number of respondents
24 21 45

Sex

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Yes No Number of respondents
31 15 46

Relationship of alleged perpetrator to victim

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Yes No Number of respondents
41 5 46

Whether the alleged perpetrator is the victim's guardian

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Yes No Number of respondents
26 19 45

30. About what proportion, if any, of the adult protective services programs in your state has an automated data collection and management system that contains information on individual elder abuse cases?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
2 0 0 0 1 0 3

31. Does your state APS office aggregate any data on individual elder abuse cases collected by individual APS programs?

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Yes No Number of respondents
1 1 2

32. Please describe the challenges, if any, your state APS office faces in collecting or aggregating data on individual elder abuse cases statewide.

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data intentionally not reported


Caseworkers for APS

33. Currently, approximately how many full-time equivalents (FTEs) are dedicated to conducting casework for APS, statewide?

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FTEs:

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
110.3 68 0 750 43

Statewide data on FTEs not available

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Checked Number of respondents
7 7

34. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


35. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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36. In your state, about what proportion of APS caseworkers, if any, also works on child protective services cases?

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All or almost
all (80 - 100%)
Most (60 - 79%)
About half (40
- 59%)
Some (20 - 39%)
Few, if any (0
- 19%)
No basis to judge
Number of respondents
2 0 3 0 37 5 47

37. In your state, have any APS caseworkers been subject to furloughs during the last year?

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Yes
No
No basis to judge Number of respondents
25 22 3 50

38. In your state, have there been any freezes on hiring APS caseworkers in the last year?

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Yes
No
No basis to judge Number of respondents
33 13 3 49

39. How sufficient or insufficient is the training provided to caseworkers on each of the following topics? (Check one box for each item.)

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39a. Identifying financial exploitation of the elderly

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
6 23 14 5 48

39b. Identifying elder abuse

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
11 29 6 3 49

39c. Investigating financial exploitation of the elderly

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
4 19 19 5 47

39d. Investigating elder abuse

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
8 28 10 3 49

39e. Continuing case management of elderly clients

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
3 24 12 5 44

39f. Field safety

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
6 22 17 4 49

39g. Other training (please specify below)

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Very sufficient
Generally sufficient Generally insufficient Very insufficient
Number of respondents
3 11 12 4 30

Other training:

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data intentionally not reported


40. Of the training topics listed in question 39 above, which represents your greatest need? (Please enter the letter below.)

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Most needed training topic:

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A B C D E F G Number of respondents
3 1 26 11 1 1 3 46

Public Awareness and Outreach

41. In your state, what is the level of public awareness related to each of areas listed below? (Check one box for each item.)

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41a. Indicators of elder abuse

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Very high High Moderate Low Very low Number of respondents
2 2 25 17 4 50

41b. How to report suspected elder abuse

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Very high High Moderate Low Very low Number of respondents
3 3 26 17 1 50

41c. What adult protective services has, and does not have, the authority to do

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Very high High Moderate Low Very low Number of respondents
2 1 10 26 11 50

41d. Who is required to report suspected elder abuse

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Very high High Moderate Low Very low Number of respondents
3 3 19 21 1 47

41e. Other areas (please specify below)

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Very high High Moderate Low Very low Number of respondents
2 0 2 5 2 11

Other training:

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data intentionally not reported


42. Over the last year, about how much outreach, if any, was your state APS office able to conduct with each of the following groups? (Check one box for each item.)

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42a. Law enforcement authorities in your state

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A very great
deal
A great deal
A moderate amount Some amount
Little or no
Number of respondents
2 3 17 10 17 49

42b. Prosecutors in your state

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A very great
deal
A great deal
A moderate amount Some amount
Little or no
Number of respondents
1 2 10 8 28 49

42c. Judges in your state

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A very great
deal
A great deal
A moderate amount Some amount
Little or no
Number of respondents
1 1 7 5 35 49

42d. Other groups in your state (please specify below)

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A very great
deal
A great deal
A moderate amount Some amount
Little or no
Number of respondents
2 4 14 9 5 34

Other groups:

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data intentionally not reported


Information and Technical Assistance

43. Would each of the types of information and assistance listed below be of value to your state's adult protective services program? (Check one box for each item.)

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43a. Information on promising practices related to adult protective services

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Yes No Number of respondents
48 1 49

43b. Information about recent elder abuse research or projects

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Yes No Number of respondents
47 3 50

43c. Training materials on elder abuse

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Yes No Number of respondents
48 1 49

43d. Assistance for training APS caseworkers

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Yes No Number of respondents
48 2 50

43e. Technical assistance for developing elder abuse programs

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Yes No Number of respondents
36 13 49

43f. Elder abuse listserv

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Yes No Number of respondents
43 4 47

43g. Regular newsletter on elder abuse related topics

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Yes No Number of respondents
44 4 48

43h. Other (please specify below)

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Yes No Number of respondents
8 0 8

Other type of information and assistance:

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data intentionally not reported


44. Of the items listed above in question 43, which type of information and assistance would be of most value to your state? (Please enter the associated letter below.)

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Type of information or assistance which would be of most value:

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A B C D E F H Number of respondents
15 1 10 19 1 1 2 49

45. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) was created to provide the types of information and assistance listed below. How useful has what NCEA has provided related to each of the following been to your state? (Check one box for each item.)

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45a. Information on promising practices related to adult protective services

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
4 8 19 11 2 5 49

45b. Information about NCEA's research or pilot projects

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
2 9 21 8 4 5 49

45c. Information about other recent elder abuse research or projects

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
3 6 21 5 9 5 49

45d. Training materials on elder abuse

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
2 11 14 11 4 6 48

45e. Assistance for training APS caseworkers

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
0 6 11 9 10 11 47

45f. Technical assistance for developing elder abuse programs

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
0 1 9 10 18 11 49

45g. The NCEA listserv

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
12 10 14 3 5 5 49

45h. The NCEA Newsletter

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Of very great
use
Of great use
Of moderate use
Of some use
Of little or
no use
No basis to judge Number of respondents
11 11 10 8 4 4 48

Data on Reports Received

46. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many reports of suspected elder and at-risk adult abuse - prior to any screening for eligibility - were received statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total reports of elder and at-risk adult abuse received in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
16,411.2 9,476 530 114,248 43

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 49)

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Checked Number of respondents
9 9

47. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


48. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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49. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many reports of suspected elder abuse - prior to any screening for eligibility - were received statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total reports of elder abuse received in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
11,806.9 7,057 383 76,340 32

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 52)

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Checked Number of respondents
19 19

50. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


51. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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Data on Cases Investigated

52. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many cases of elder and at-risk adult abuse were investigated statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total cases of elder and at-risk abuse investigated in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
11,567.2 6,001 89 83,731 45

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 55)

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Checked Number of respondents
6 6

53. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


54. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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55. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many cases of elder abuse were investigated statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total cases of elder abuse investigated in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
8,858.2 4,522 179 58,338 33

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 58)

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Checked Number of respondents
17 17

56. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


57. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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Data on Cases Substantiated

58. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many cases of elder and at-risk adult abuse were substantiated statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total cases of elder and at-risk abuse substantiated in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
5,335.8 1,982 102 50,936 36

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 61)

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Checked Number of respondents
13 13

59. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


60. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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61. In state fiscal year 2009, about how many cases of elder abuse were substantiated statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total cases of elder abuse substantiated in FY 2009

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
3,533.3 1,934 81 25,875 27

Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 64)

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Checked Number of respondents
22 22

62. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


63. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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Data on Total Active Cases

64. Currently, about how many total active or open cases - including investigations, guardianships and cases managed post-investigation, if any - of elder and at-risk adult abuse are in the APS system statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total active elder and at-risk adult abuse cases

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 67)

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Checked Number of respondents
19 19

65. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


66. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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67. Currently, about how many total active cases - including any investigations, ongoing cases and guardianship cases - of elder abuse are in the APS system statewide? (Enter number or check box)

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Total active elder abuse cases

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine
(Please proceed to Question 70)

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Checked Number of respondents
27 27

68. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of this number?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


69. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of this number.

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70. What percent of your current caseload of elder and at-risk adult abuse is designated as each of the following types of abuse? Please note - percentages should total to 100%.

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70a. Physical abuse

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70b. Sexual abuse

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70c. Emotional or psychological abuse

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70d. Self-neglect

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70e. Neglect (other than self)

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70f. Financial exploitation

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


70g. Other type of abuse (please specify below)

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Percent

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Can't determine

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data not reported due to high item nonresponse


Other type of abuse:

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71. How much confidence do you have in the accuracy of these numbers?

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data not reported as it was collected for internal GAO use only


72. If you answered "Moderate", "Some" or "Little or no" confidence, please describe your concerns about the accuracy of these numbers.

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Funding for Adult Protective Services

73. In state fiscal year 2009, about how much funding was received from all sources for adult protective services statewide?

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Total:

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
16,953,566.6 7,562,141 35,000 127,000,000 34

74. In state fiscal year 2009, how much of this funding came from each of the following sources?

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74a. Department of Health and Human Services-Administration on Aging (AoA)/Older Americans Act (OAA)

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
42,897.8 0 0 800,000 40

74b. Department of Justice-Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
0.0 0 0 0 38

74c. Department of Justice-Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
26.3 0 0 1,000 38

74d. Social Service Block Grant

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
5,425,566.8 283,408 0 66,000,000 38

74e. Medicaid Waiver

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
258,306.9 0 0 6,928,071 36

74f. Other Medicaid

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
879,039.5 0 0 11,774,166 37

74g. Local revenues

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
1,123,081.8 0 0 28,860,370 32

74h. State revenues

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
8,091,417.2 4,109,000 0 55,000,000 37

74i. Other federal funding source (please specify below)

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
38,343.2 0 0 777,809 34

74j. Other non-federal funding source (please specify below)

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Amount

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Mean Median Minimum Maximum Number
of respondents
425,507.6 0 0 10,000,000 33

Other funding source:

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75. Over the last 5 years, how has funding for adult protective services from each of the sources listed below changed, if at all? (Check one box for each item.)

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75a. From federal sources

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Increased substantially Generally increased
Stayed the same
Generally decreased
Decreased substantially Can't determine
Number of respondents
0 3 23 6 1 17 50

75b. From state revenues

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Increased substantially Generally increased
Stayed the same
Generally decreased
Decreased substantially Can't determine
Number of respondents
2 7 15 9 6 11 50

75c. From local revenues

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Increased substantially Generally increased
Stayed the same
Generally decreased
Decreased substantially Can't determine
Number of respondents
0 0 11 1 2 35 49

75d. Total from all sources

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Increased substantially Generally increased
Stayed the same
Generally decreased
Decreased substantially Can't determine
Number of respondents
1 7 15 9 1 16 49

76. Please enter any comments you may have related to recent changes in funding levels for adult protective services.

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Challenges

77. In your state, how much of a challenge, if any, does each of the following pose for addressing elder abuse? (Check one box for each item.)

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77a. Compiling elder abuse case-level data statewide

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
10 8 13 8 11 0 50

77b. The public's awareness of how to prevent elder abuse

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
3 26 14 6 1 0 50

77c. The public's awareness of indicators of possible elder abuse

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
3 24 15 6 1 0 49

77d. The public's awareness of how to report suspected elder abuse

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
1 22 18 7 2 0 50

77e. APS's ability to retain experienced caseworkers

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
8 12 15 10 4 1 50

77f. APS's lack of authority to fill vacant caseworker positions

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
10 11 7 6 8 8 50

77g. Finding emergency placements for clients in elder abuse cases

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
21 15 6 2 1 3 48

77h. Issues related to continuing case management of elder abuse cases after investigations are completed

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
7 15 16 6 1 5 50

77i. The number of APS caseworkers available to handle elder abuse cases

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
26 13 7 3 1 0 50

77j. Size of elder abuse caseload

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
13 16 15 5 0 0 49

77k. Obtaining assistance from law enforcement in investigating alleged elder abuse

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
6 14 14 8 7 0 49

77l. APS's ability to conduct outreach with law enforcement

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
4 10 18 12 4 2 50

77m. The amount of training related to elder abuse APS is able to provide to caseworkers

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
13 14 11 7 4 1 50

77n. APS's responsibility to act as guardian in elder abuse cases

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
6 2 5 1 4 32 50

77o. The resources available to help identify and investigate financial exploitation of the elderly

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
22 14 9 4 0 1 50

77p. Total amount of funding APS receives from all sources

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
30 11 3 4 1 1 50

77q. The ability to monitor APS programs statewide

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
9 11 12 7 8 2 49

77r. Other (please specify below)

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A very great
challenge
A great challenge
A moderate challenge Somewhat of a
challenge
Little or no
challenge
Not applicable
Number of respondents
8 3 2 0 0 10 23

Other challenges:

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78. For the challenges listed in question 77, please enter in order the letters of your state's top three challenges beginning with the one that is most significant.

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First:

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A E F G I J K M N O P Q R Number of respondents
1 1 2 4 7 1 3 1 1 3 24 1 1 50

Second:

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A B E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R Number of respondents
1 1 5 1 3 1 8 8 2 1 5 2 5 3 1 2 49

Third:

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A B C E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R Number of respondents
2 1 1 1 2 5 3 5 3 2 1 4 2 7 5 1 4 49

79. In your opinion, what role should the federal government play in addressing elder abuse?

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80. In the space below, please enter any other comments you may have related to elder abuse or any of the topics covered in this questionnaire.

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Complete Questionnaire

Have you finished this questionnaire?

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Yes No Number of respondents
50 0 50

Thank You

Thank you for the time and effort you devoted to responding to this questionnaire.

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