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Wendy Fox-Grage

Wendy Fox-Grage was a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. She worked on state long-term care issues, including Medicaid and home and community-based services.
Growing numbers of older Americans, especially those with cognitive impairments, are at risk for financial abuse.
Many Americans with personal care needs receive services in their own homes to help them with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation. But the quality of care provided in private homes often is not measured.
Recent research by the Public Policy Institute uncovered a disturbing trend: Caseloads for adult protective services (APS) have increased since the start of the last recession, but the funding for these services either remained flat or decreased in many states. That's particularly troubling because…
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