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Adult Protective Services
If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night to make a report. Staff will investigate allegations within 24 hours after the report is received.
Vulnerable: A condition in which an adult is unable to protect himself or herself from abuse, neglect, or exploitation because of a mental or physical impairment or advanced age.
Abuse: Harm or threatened harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by another person. Abuse may be physical, sexual or emotional.
Neglect: Harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by the inability of the adult to respond to a harmful situation (self-neglect) or the conduct of a person who assumes responsibility for a significant aspect of the adult's health or welfare.
Exploitation: Misuse of an adult's funds, property, or personal dignity by another person.
For further information, contact your local Department of Human Services office.
If you are a part of any of the professions listed, you may have a legal obligation to report any suspicions regarding vulnerable adults who you believe have been harmed or are at risk of harm from abuse, neglect or exploitation.