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About adult abuse & neglect

What is abuse?
Abuse is the deliberate mistreatment of an adult that causes physical, mental or emotional harm, or causes damage to or loss of assets.

Abuse may include intimidation, humiliation, physical assault, theft, fraud, misuse of power or attorney, sexual assault, overmedication, censoring mail, invasion or denial of privacy or denial of access to visitors or other basic human rights. more

What is 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. more

What is self-neglect?
Self neglect is any failure of an adult to take care of himself or herself that causes, or is reasonably likely to cause within a short period of time, serious physical, mental or emotional harm or substantial damage to or loss of assets. more

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