What is adult abuse?

Adult abuse is the mistreatment of an impaired adult, age 18 or older, who may be dependent on someone else for basic needs. Further explanation can be found on the Definitions page.

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1. What is adult abuse?
2. What are some signs of adult abuse?
3. What can I do to stop adult abuse?
4. What does Adult Protective Services do?
5. What programs are available to assist the elderly and/or disabled adults who are in danger of abuse or exploitation?
6. How do I make a referral if I believe an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect?
7. What happens when I make a referral? Who responds?
8. What if the elderly or impaired adult refuses help?
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