The health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama includes the Elder Justice Act, which will provide the first ever funding for state and local Adult Protective Services (APS) Programs. APS responds to and investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons and takes measures to protect the safety of victims. Until now, there has been no dedicated funding stream for these life saving services. The Act authorizes up to $100 million in funding per year, which will provide an estimated 1,700 protective services investigators throughout the country. For more information, visit PcaCares.org

Source: PcaCares News Bulletin and National Adult Protective Services Association

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