Stay informed! Rachel Lakin and Denise Pliska from the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services will discuss NH's Adult Protection Law, how to make a protective report, how the protective investigation process works, and what protective services are.
Adult abuse is any action or omission that results or could result in harm to a person age 18 or older who cannot provide for his or her own care and protection due to the effects of aging or a chronic illness or disability. The Adult Protection Law identifies six types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation
It is estimated that only one in six cases of abuse towards an adult is reported. Common risk factors include: being female, being an older adult, having dementia, mental health or substance abuse issues & isolation.