Who is a Vulnerable Adult?
The vulnerable adult is a person 18 years of age or older who is:
At risk due to mental and/or physical impairments and potentially unable to care for themselves and live independently.
Anyone who lives and/or receives services from a licensed facility.
Related services, adult protection services, may include, case planning, consultation, crisis intervention, providing intake for maltreatment reports, investigation of vulnerable adult maltreatment reports, and commitment guardianship/conservatorship
How is maltreatment defined?
- Involuntary Servitude
- Failure or omission to provide for basic needs
- Absence of care or services essential to maintain health and safety
- Neglect may be by caregiver or self-neglect
- Person has fiduciary relationship: guardian/conservator/power of attorney/joint account/contract/documented consent/etc. and there is unauthorized expenditure of funds or failure to use funds for VA and resulting or likely to result in detriment to VA.
- Person has no fiduciary relationship and
- Willfully uses, withholds, disposes of funds/property of VA
- Obtains for self or another services to the detriment of the VA
- Acquires possession, control, interest in VA’s property / funds through harassment, undue influence, duress, deception, fraud, and
- Forces, compels, coerces, entices VA to perform services for another’s advantage.
For concerns or questions about vulnerable adults: 844-880-1574