Unsafe In Their Own Homes: State Programs Fail to Protect Elderly from Indignity, Abuse and Neglect

Report #113, November 1991


Elderly citizens sometimes are able to remain in their homes despite disabilities with the assistance of a state program, but the flawed system fails to meet the needs of too many senior citizens. In addition, the Commission found that a vast array of services that are supposed to provide a continuum of care for the elderly are not well-integrated and are difficult to access. This report makes five recommendations in regard to the integration of services offered to the elderly and improvements to the In-Home Supportive Services program.