Building the adult protective services system of tomorrow: The role of the APS national voluntary consensus guidelines

Julie Bobitt, Jamie Kuhne, Julie Carter, Stephanie Whittier Eliason, Mary Twome

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Abstract

In 2015, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) established the first federal “home” for Adult Protective Services (APS). This leadership has included working collaboratively with state Adult Protective Service systems to ensure that older adults and adults with disabilities are afforded the same protections against abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation regardless of where in the country they live. As part of that leadership, ACL created draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State APS Systems. ACL undertook a process of public and stakeholder engagement and analyzed the resulting comments to improve upon the initial draft of the draft to arrive at the final version. This article examines the comments, including the concerns raised by the commenters about specific areas of the Guidelines, areas identified for future research, and reflections and opinions on the role of the federal government in guiding the development of the field of adult protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2018

Keywords

  • Adult protective services
  • Commentary
  • Elder abuse
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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