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Elder Abuse Investigation System
Elder abuse is a very common and rampant issue in America. It is difficult to
determine how widespread abuse is. Sample studies continue to confirm that more
occur than are ever reported, estimated at about one in every four instances.
Between 1986 and 1994, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports a 106%
increase in abuse against the Elderly. Without a nationwide tracking system to
record and measure instances of elder abuse, individual states have had to rely
on the efforts of independent investigators.
A nation wide tracking system would allow workers to spend less time would be
organizing and sorting data and cases. Their time could then be redirected
toward addressing the issues. Implementing advanced systems such as the
Automated Protective Services system in Oklahoma would improve the situation
greatly across the nation. States implementing the same system would benefit
from easier trending and research as the information compiled from each
location could provide the nation with more information about elder abuse and
the scope of the problem.
Oklahoma’s DHS Adult Protective Services program speaks to other states about
the value of their Elder Abuse Investigation system and how other states can
benefit. The intent is to reveal a detailed report about Elder Abuse to
encourage strong support at the national level.
To learn more about Oklahoma’s Elder Abuse Investigation system read the case
study or request a demo.