National APS Resource Center: Promising Practices
Innovation in Adult Protective Services
In 2013, the National Adult Protective Services Resource Center (NAPSRC) staff conducted site visits and phone interviews with multiple programs to investigate innovative and unique programs in the world of adult protective services. The resulting report is titled Doing More with Less: Replicable, Innovative and Cost-Saving Measures in Adult Protective Services and focuses on multiple promising practices from across the country. The programs highlighted involve partnering with hospitals, multidisciplinary practices, technology, hoteling, reorganization and more.
Together with our partner, Catholic University Center on Global Aging and the National Association of States United for Aging & Disabilities (NASUAD), the National APS Resource Center has developed four publications that examine promising practices in Adult Protective Services. These reports examine programs in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, and have the potential to strengthen APS work through innovative new approaches.
- Integrating Information, Training & Access to Services at an ADRC: New Mexico’s Experience
- The Philadelphia APS Bank Reporting and Loss Prevention Program
- The APS/AAA Service Coordination Program, Maricopa County, Arizona
- The Texas APS Statewide Community Engagement Program
Lessons Learned from Research and Practice: An APS Technical Assistance Report
Part II – Innovative Practices from the Field
This report describes various innovative practices implemented by APS programs throughout the country and submitted to the NAPSRC in 2014 and 2015. The practices are categorized as follows:
- Increasing Efficiency and Worker Effectiveness
- Improving Reporting Capacity
- Strengthening Client Services
- Addressing Financial Exploitation
- Working with Other Systems.