Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. In the U.S. alone, more than half a million reports of elder abuse reach authorities every year, and millions more cases go unreported. Exploitation of an older adult or disabled adult. (a) The following definitions apply in this section: (1) Disabled adult. – A person 18 years of age or older or a lawfully emancipated minor who is present in the State of North Carolina and who is physically or mentally incapacitated as defined in G.S. A(d).
The Act affords credit unions a process and the authority to take certain actions when there is “reasonable cause” to suspect financial exploitation of an elderly adult (defined as being a person age 65 or older) or of a vulnerable adult (defined as a person age 18 or older who, because of intellectual disability or physical dysfunction, is. Various Tennessee statutes set forth definitions for an "elderly adult" or a "vulnerable adult". For example, under the Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Financial Exploitation Prevention Act (the "EVAFEP Act"), Tenn. Code Ann. § defines an "elderly adult" as "a person sixty-five (65) years of age, or older" and a "vulnerable adult" as "a person eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Identifying an adult at risk. An adult at risk of harm is a person aged 18 or over, whose exposure to harm through abuse, exploitation or neglect may be increased by their personal characteristics or life circumstances. Their personal characteristics may include: age; physical or mental disabilities; special educational needs. APS programs report that the number and complexity of reports involving financial abuse of vulnerable and older adults has grown significantly over the past decade. Recent research has found that elder financial exploitation is widespread, expensive, even deadly.
“Older adult.” A person within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth who is 60 years of age or older. Civil Financial Exploitation , MCA () TITLE FAMILY SERVICES CHAPTER 3. ADULT SERVICES PART 8. MONTANA ELDER AND PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ABUSE PREVENTION ACT Definitions. (3) “Exploitation. "OLDER ADULT." A person within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth who is 60 years of age or older. Civil Financial Exploitation 8 L.P.R.A. § Definitions: Title 8. Public Welfare and Charitable Institutions. Chapter Bill of Rights for Elderly Persons. (a) Elderly person. A person who is sixty (60) years of age or older. (k) Financial.