|Oregon State Bar Bulletin APRIL 2009|
and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Total completed investigations/assessments1
|Percentage of total investigations/assessments||34%||32%|
|Percentage in which abuse/neglect was found||36%||40%|
|Non-facility settings (i.e., homes)2|
|Percentage of total investigations/assessments||66%||68%|
|Percentage in which abuse/neglect/self-neglect was found||33%||30%|
|Percentage of reported victims who were female||62%3||61%|
|Percentage of reported victims who were male||36%||37%|
|Percentage of reported abuse by type (major categories)|
|Percentage of perpetrators by type (major categories)|
|Other family member||8%||8%|
|Non-relative and non-caregiver||21%||22%|
|Total Reported Victims:||6,9264||7,4025|
Source: Oregon Department of Human Services’ Senior and People with Disabilities Division, quality management database for the Office of Licensing and Quality of Care.
1. This data is collected on a calendar-year basis. In 2006 and 2007, there also were thousands of referrals — collected on a federal fiscal-year basis — that did not meet APS criteria for adult abuse or neglect. These included complaints that were redirected elsewhere — such as to law enforcement or legal services — or screened out as non-abuse.
2. Includes allegations of abuse or neglect in licensed-facility settings in which the alleged abuser was not a facility employee.
3. Percentages of females and males do ot total 100 because of unreported data.
4. 71 percent of them aged 65 or older; 24 percent of them aged 18-64. Percentages don’t equal 100 because of unreported data.
5. 72 percent of them age 65 or older; 24 percent of them aged 18-64 w/ physical disabilities. Percentages don’t equal 100 because of unreported data.