Adult Abuse Reporting & Resources - VCH ReAct - Vancouver Coastal Health


Act on adult abuse & neglect

Recognize abuse, neglect & self-neglect - Neglect

Neglect is the failure to provide necessary care, assistance, guidance or attention that causes, or is reasonably likely to cause the person physical, mental or emotional harm or substantial damage to or loss of assets.

Possible indicators of neglect:

Failure to provide the basic needs of life. This includes: abandonment, confinement, lack of attention, withholding food, hygiene or medical care, denial of clothing, heat, and shelter:

If you recognize any of these indicators that are unexplained by the adult then you need to ACT! Report Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect.

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