Elder abuse in Kentucky

If you susect elder abuse you are legally required to report it.  You can report abuse on the 24-hour toll free hotlines at 1-877-597-2331 or 1-800-752-6200.  Calls can be made anonymously.  During 2016 the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services received 27,474 calls regarding adults 60 years and older.  Learn to recognize the signs of abuse or neglect here.  You can read the full 2016 report here.

 

Kentucky Adult Protection Data for SFY 2011-2016 (Ages 60+)

Source:  TWS-164 and TWS-165                        

Adult Protective Services for 60-Plus Population

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total # of Calls

15,179

16,975

18,459

23,950

30,037

27,474

# of Calls that Met Criteria for Abuse and Neglect (Reports)

7,503

7,728

8,613

10,113

12,618

11,248

# of Substantiated Reports

1,953

1,694

1,860

2,009

2,094

1,790

Individuals can have multiple reports during a reporting period

Investigations by Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Adult Abuse

1,061

1,163

1,334

1,420

1,974

1,514

Spouse/Partner Abuse

594

611

646

755

781

808

Neglect by Caretaker

2,428

2,517

2,728

2,845

3,368

2,933

Self-Neglect

2,620

2,705

3,102

3,150

3,800

3,619

Exploitation

1,182

1,186

1,244

1,228

1,579

1,367

Individual counts. Not mutually exclusive

Substantiations by Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Adult Abuse

173

153

181

171

160

106

Spouse/Partner Abuse

91

91

97

91

95

105

Neglect by Caretaker

389

352

326

346

252

210

Self-Neglect

959

848

958

938

1,077

954

Exploitation

378

268

298

287

287

233

Individual counts. Not mutually exclusive