Adult Protectice Services Clients by Age
Although the 80+ population only makes up a small percentage of Arizona's total population, this graph indicates that the most common clients of Adult Protective Services (APS) are 80 years and older. Beginning with the 60-69 age category, the percentage of abuse cases increases with age. This may be due to the fact that many APS clients live alone and that the most common reports are for self-perpetrated neglect. As age increases, so does the potential for functional and cognitive decline, which can lead to self neglect.