Definitions of Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment

  1. Vulnerable Adult Definition
  2. Maltreatment Definitions
  3. Guide About Prevention

A Vulnerable Adult is someone who:  

  • is 18 years of age or older
  • is dependent on institutional services (nursing home, hospital, home health, licensed residential facilities such as a group or foster care home) or has a physical, mental or emotional infirmity or dysfunction that requires help in caring for and protecting themselves