Adult Abuse and Prevention. Adult Protective Services receives and investigates reports of allegations of abuse, abandonment, neglect, self-neglect and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults living in the community and in facilities. Information for the General Public. Abuse of older people and adults with disabilities is a societal problem that is getting worse with the aging of the population. Education about the risks, along with effective investigation of abuse, is essential to prevent abuse of vulnerable Oregonians. Elder abuse includes physical harm, failure.
Abuse Prevention Proclamation Invite elected officials to proclaim May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. Proclamation events may center on the celebration of people who are older, while promoting awareness of the local problem of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the . Someone suspects that an elderly person or adult with a disability is a victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. A call is made to the DFPS Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 to report the alleged maltreatment. A priority is assigned to the report if the information reported meets the legal definition of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. (An older adult is defined as someone age 60 or older.) Understanding Elder Abuse pdf icon[185 KB, 2. Jun 05, 2017 · June 15th is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day. Elder abuse is a significant public health problem. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Elder abuse, including neglect and exploitation, is experienced by 1 out of every 10 people, ages 60 and older, who live at home.