With funding from ACL, our Elder Justice Prevention grant in Texas helped create a pioneering collaboration between APS, a healthcare system, and researchers with the result that over 500 patients, primarily with an allegation of self-neglect, were reported to APS. Many of these patients would have failed to come under the radar of protective services or receive supportive services. With funding from an Elder Justice Innovation grant, we developed a proactive case-management intervention to link at-risk patients with home- and community-based services and prevent them from becoming self-neglecting or face other negative outcomes. This self-neglect intervention is now being tested further with APS clients in Oklahoma through a State APS Enhancement Grant, which aims to further improve APS practice.
Farida Kassim Ejaz, Ph.D., LISW-S, FGSA
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Research and Education
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
OEJAPS is proud to partner with a variety of community organizations to make an impact on elder justice issues. We work cooperatively with community partners such as private entities, non-profits, and institutions of higher learning and professions such as legal, social, and financial services. OEJAPS grantees and contractors have made substantial progress toward advancing the field of elder justice via projects such as: