Vulnerable Adult

Vulnerable adults are those adults who are not able to protect themselves or get help for themselves when injured or emotionally abused. An adult may be vulnerable because of a physical condition or illness (such as weakness in an older adult or physical disability) or a mental or emotional problem.

Vulnerable Adult

Vulnerable Adult

Vulnerable adults are those adults who are not able to protect themselves or get help for themselves when injured or emotionally abused. An adult may be vulnerable because of a physical condition or illness (such as weakness in an older adult or physical disability) or a mental or emotional problem.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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