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Reporting Abuse

Reporting Abuse

Please call 911 if there is an emergency

Causing harm or injury, attempting to cause harm or inappropriately using physical restraint, medication or isolation that could cause harm to a vulnerable adult is illegal and must be reported.

Know the signs

    • Unexplained bruises or welts
    • Multiple bruises in various stages of healing
    • Unexplained fractures, abrasions and lacerations
    • Multiple injuries
    • Low self-esteem or loss of self-determination
    • Withdrawn, passive

NOTE: These are just a few signs. If you see these or other signs, report immediately. Report Online Now

Or call toll-free
1-800-371-7897

Emotional and Verbal Abuse

Do you know a vulnerable adult who is being intimidated, threatened, isolated, coerced or harassed?

Know the signs

    • Low self-esteem or loss of self-determination
    • Withdrawn, passive, fearful

NOTE: These are just a few signs. If you see these or other signs, report immediately. Report Online Now

Or call toll-free
1-800-371-7897
Man yelling at senior woman
Red Utah map with no neglect!

Caretaker Neglect

Caretakers assume the responsibility to provide a vulnerable adult with care, food, shelter, clothing, supervision, etc. Failing to do so is considered neglect.

Know the signs

    • Dehydration
    • Lack of glasses, dentures or other aides if usually worn
    • Malnourishment
    • Inappropriate or soiled clothes
    • Over or under medicated
    • Deserted or abandoned
    • Unattended

NOTE: These are just a few signs. If you see these or other signs, report immediately. Report Online Now

Or call toll-free
1-800-371-7897

Self Neglect

Self-Neglect occurs when a vulnerable adult is no longer able to care for their own well-being or provide basic necessities, due to mental or physical impairment.

Know the signs

    • Over or under medicated
    • Social isolation
    • Malnourishment or dehydration
    • Unkempt appearance
    • Lack of glasses, dentures, or hearing aides, if needed
    • Failure to keep medical appointments

NOTE: These are just a few signs. If you see these or other signs, report immediately. Report Online Now

Or call toll-free
1-800-371-7897

Senior woman self neglect
Exploited senior clutching money

Exploitation

Obtaining or using (unjustly or improperly) a vulnerable adult’s funds, credit, assets or other property, by deception or intimidation, is against the law.

Know the signs

    • Disappearance of possessions
    • Forced to sell house or change one’s will
    • Overcharged for home repairs
    • Inadequate living environment
    • Unable to afford social activities
    • Forced to sign over control of finances
    • No or little money for food, clothes or other necessities

NOTE: These are just a few signs. If you see these or other signs, report immediately. Report Online Now

Or call toll-free
1-800-371-7897