The Vermont Senate is considering legislation that will give investigators access to financial and medical records in certain elder abuse cases. Currently, a relative who has the power of attorney and is being investigated for elder abuse can refuse to turn over records. You'll never miss a story with our daily headlines in your inbox.
But Chris, who is 25 and lives near Burlington, does depend on others to dress, feed and bathe him, as well as to clean and change his feeding tube. He can communicate only through a digital device or an eye-gaze board, which allows him to spell words by looking at the letters. Sometimes, when Chris came home to visit, Nancy noticed that her son was caked in dirt and covered with rashes.
Abandonment Emotional Distress Isolation
The family division provides protection orders against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. If you or someone you know needs help, contact Adult Protective Services: Most elders and people with disabilities successfully manage their own lives and are capable of providing for their own care without assistance.
Jump to navigation. Make a report to APS if you believe a vulnerable adult was abused, neglected, or exploited by an alleged perpetrator. You should make a report if you feel that a vulnerable adult has been harmed because of actions or inaction taken by a specific person or persons other than themselves.
The public is invited to comment on the Adult Protective Services program in person in Waterbury on December You can also send comments in writing. You are invited to provide any feedback on your experience with the program.
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Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To learn more, visit the web site of the National Council On Aging. Adult Protective Services Vermont Dept. Their website offers contact information, guidelines for recognizing and reporting abuse, and a form for reporting abuse.
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A Willfully using, withholding, transferring, or disposing of funds or property of a vulnerable adult without or in excess of legal authority for the wrongful profit or advantage of another. B Acquiring possession or control of or an interest in funds or property of a vulnerable adult through the use of undue influence, harassment, duress, or fraud. C The act of forcing or compelling a vulnerable adult against his or her will to perform services for the profit or advantage of another.