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Reports and Statistics

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The US Senate Special Committee on Aging held a March 2, 2011, hearing to hear the results of a just-released GAO analysis and recommendations on Adult Protective Services across the nation.  The following links are for the hearing, the GAO report, and an AARP Fact Sheet on the issues: 


--United States Senate Special Committee on Aging 

"Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation" 
March 2, 2011

Running Time: Approx. 100 mins

 --GAO Report on Elder Abuse Highlights http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11208high.pdf Full Report http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11208.pdf


--AARP Fact Sheet, Adult Protective Services: Increased Demand and Decreased Funds http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/ppi/ltc/fs212-ltc.pdf





Maltreatment Report Chart (2008) - Monthly Report Totals


Maltreatment Report Chart (2008) - Percentage to Lead Agencies


Maltreatment Report Chart (2008) - Totals by Allegation Type


Maltreatment Report Chart (2008) - Percentge by Allegation Type


Elder Abuse Facts

- This is a fact sheet with statistics and cited sources related to Elder Abuse both locally in Minnesota and on the national level.   The document was prepared by Phil Carruthers, Director of the Prosecution Division within the Ramsey County Attorney Office.


Across the States

- This is AARP's "Profiles of Long-Term Care and Independent Living" that analyzes long-term care and independent living situations throughout the United States.  This report is published every two years and is designed to help inform policy discussions among public and private sector leaders in long-term care.  The report also contains state-level and national data pulled from over 140 indicators and a variety of sources.


Background Check Study from CMS


Elder Justice Coalition 2008 Year-End Report


Crime Victims Right Act with GAO


Elder Justice Coalition Report - October 2008


APS and LTC Ombudsman Statutes by State 


New Jersey Enactment of a Silver Alert


Guidelines to Prioritize CEP Reports - DHS Licensing


Guidelines to Prioritize CEP Reports - Hennepin County


Guidelines to Prioritize CEP Reports - Stearns County


Neglect of Older Persons

- This is an introduction to legal issues related to caregiver duty and liability.  It is written by the National Center on Elder Abuse as part of a commission by the American Bar Associaion (Commission on Law and Aging).


Alzheimer's Association:  Silver Alert Statement


Proposed Language for the Federal Elder Justice Act


Capacity to Consent Provisions and Citations

- This is a document detailing how different states define the term "capacity" and when an individual lacking capacity can consent.  Created for the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.


Effective Court Practices for Abused Elders

- This is a document that analyzes courts that have adopted a specialized response to elder abuse and determines the needs of elderly persons or vulnerable adults who may come before a court requesting assistance for their situation.


NCEA: Analysis of State Adult Protective Services Laws

- This is a link to the National Center on Elder Abuse's website where the NCEA has provided various PDF documents relating to types of abuse that are defined, eligibility requirements, charts pertaining to APS guidelines, and previous legislative reforms from other states.


NCPEA Report on Self-Neglect

- This is a recent report, provided by Barb Doherty, from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) symposium on Self-Neglect and speaks directly to the complicated issue of protecting a vulnerable adult while still attempting to preserve their autonomy and self-determination.


Silver Alert Initiatives

- As mentioned by Jane Ochrymowycz at the Large Group stakeholder meeting in April, a warning system for "wandering" elders and those who may be physically or cognitively impaired has already been attempted in some other states.  Similar to an Amber Alert, the initiatives directly relating to protecting vulnerable adults are called Silver Alerts.


 2007 Minnesota Government in Brief

- This is the 2007 Minnesota Government in Brief and provides details about such items as the state's population, the number of people the state employs, and how state revenues are allocated.  The publication is divided into four major sections:  demographic and economic data; government organization and employment; government finance; and major government functions and services.


Regulation of Health and Human Services Facilities

- This guidebook provides an overview of state regulation of residential facilities that provide support services for their residents.  The information within was compiled and prepared by the Legislative Analysts in the House Research Department in November 2005.


ABA Elder Abuse Recommendation

- This document is a recommendation by the American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section, Senior Lawyers Division, Commission on Domestic Violence, and the Commission on Law an Aging) to the House of Delegates to urge federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and their prosecutors to vigorously prosecute cases of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.


Banks as Mandated Reporters

- This document is a paper written by a William Mitchell student as part of her long-paper requirement.  The paper examines how other states passed legislation to require banks to be mandated reporters, and illustrates methods used to convince the industry to agree.  The paper also describes the current situation of the banking industry in Minnesota.


Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly

- This is an Information Brief prepared by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department in November 2006.  The document summarizes Medical Assistance eligibility for those who are elderly (defined here as age 65+) and also discusses services and programs available for the elderly.


State Adult Guardianship Legislation

- This is a document containing State Adult Guardianship Legislation Directions of Reform in 2007, created by the Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association.  The document highlights legislative reforms that took place in 2007 across the United States.


Nursing Home Inspections

- This is an Evaluation Report Summary prepared by the Office of the Legislative Auditor in February 2005.  The document is about nursing home inspections and details the major findings and proposed recommendations from the authors.


Minnesota Board on Aging:  Survey of Older Minnesotans

- Data tables from the Minnesota Board on Aging Survey of Older Minnesotans in 2005.


Minnesota Statistical Atlas

- A collection of maps of Minnesota that display statistics applied to counties, including vital statistics and medical data.


Medicare Enrollment by State

- Statistics on Medicare enrollment by state from 2000 to 2005.  The document was created by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Nursing Home Statistics in the United States

- Statistics on nursing home characteristics throughout the United States in 2004.  The document was created by the United States Center for Health Statistics.


NCEA Survey of Adult Protective Services

- This is a 2004 survey of state Adult Protective Services on the abuse of adults age 60 and older commissioned by the National Center on Elder Abuse.  This document was created by The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and The National Adult Protective Services Association.


Nursing Home Abuse Risk Prevention Profile and Checklist

- Report created by the National Center on Elder Abuse and the National Association of State Units on Aging that offers suggestions on prevention planning, prevention strategies, and insight into why nursing home residents are at risk of abuse.


Minnesota Crisis Curriculum: A Mental Health Manual

- A 30-hour crisis training curriculum from May 2002 for mental health practitioners and rehabilitation workers created by the Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division.  This curriculum is currently replaced by an online course through the DHS website.  For more information, please contact DHS directly for the link to their course.


DHS Training Manual for APS Investigations 

- The Minnesota Department of Human Services Guidelines to the Investigation of

Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment was created to aid county workers in the investigation of vulnerable adult reports. The manual provides guidance on the Vulnerable Adult Act including information on interviewing vulnerable adults and alleged perpetrators, organizing an investigation, assessment tools and more.

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