Domestic Violence

(Partner and/or Elder Abuse)

 

Vulnerable Adult

 

  • A person eighteen years of age or older who has a physical or mental condition which substantially impairs the person from adequately providing for his or her own care or protection. This includes a person who is impaired in the ability to adequately provide for the person’s own care or protection because of the infirmities of aging including, but not limited to, organic brain damage, advanced age, and physical, mental, or emotional dysfunction. A resident of a facility is a vulnerable adult.

 

Abuse

 

  • includes physical or sexual assault, including slapping, pushing, hitting, kicking, having sexual contact, or using medication as a means of control. It also includes psychological abuse such as threats, harassment, or other forms of intimidating behavior that causes serious emotional harm.

 

Neglect

 

  • includes failure to provide adequate food, housing, medicine, or supervision.

 

Exploitation

 

  • includes taking advantage of the person or mishandling the person’s money.