Who is a vulnerable adult?

A vulnerable adult is a person 18 years of age or older who:

  • Has an impairment or disability that impairs the individual from meeting their basic needs and protecting themselves from harm 
  • Is receiving services from an agency licensed by Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) 
  • Is a resident or inpatient of a facility 

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1. What phone numbers do I call to report suspected maltreatment?
2. Who is a vulnerable adult?
3. What is Considered Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult?
4. How Do I Make a Vulnerable Adult Report?
5. What are Benton County's prioritization guidelines for Adult Protection Maltreatment Reports?