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Adult Safety and Protection Team

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In April 2011, we invited individuals to join a team focused on recommendations to improve the safety and protection of vulnerable adults served in licensed long-term care settings.

  • How can Oregon better protect abuse victims?
  • How can Oregon keep abusers out of the system?
  • How can Oregon prevent harm, reduce risk, and ensure quality of care in licensed long-term care settings?

The team focused its work on three questions:

The team concluded in August 2011 and identified 40 recommendations and prioritized the top 10 it felt would make the biggest difference and should be the State's priority areas of improvement.  

See the Adult Safety and Protection Team Report.


Major Tasks

At least four key major tasks will be accomplished by this team.

Documents and Information

The Team will review and study several documents, statistics and other information.

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Comments and Suggestions

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The Team would like to hear from you. Please submit your comments and suggestions.

Message from Director Erinn Kelley-Siel

DHS Directors Message: 08/08/2011

Adult Safety and Protection Team Report

News release August 09, 2011

Team Meetings

The Team has met or is scheduled to meet on the dates noted below. Review the agenda, minutes and other materials.

Final Team Recommendations

Most Critical




Quality Improvement


Abuse and neglect statistics

DHS investigated 12,447* allegations of abuse of elderly or physically disabled Oregonians.

*2009 data