Predictive Models of Adult Protective Services Involvement Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Washington State

Oct 2022 |
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The Adult Protective Services (APS) program administered by the DSHS Aging and Long-Term Support Administration investigates reports of self-neglect, financial exploitation, neglect, or abuse of vulnerable adults in Washington. In 2018, APS received 60,038 reports of abuse and neglect.

This report is part of a series of analyses examining factors associated with the risk of being identified as an alleged or substantiated victim in an APS investigation. This report extends earlier descriptive analyses through the use of predictive modeling to better understand the association between potential risk and protective factors and APS outcomes. This report examines APS experiences among persons enrolled in Medicare, including persons under 65 qualifying for Medicare through disability. Informed by findings from our previous analyses, separate risk models are estimated by age group, allegation type (self-neglect and non-self-neglect), and substantiation status.

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