Adult Protection

Vulnerable adult (VA) is a person 18 years of age or older who:

  • Is currently living in a residential facility (i.e. nursing home, hospital, Intermediate Care Facility/ Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD), adult foster care) or
  • Receives services in their home or
  • Requires help in caring for and protecting themselves

If a person is in immediate danger, call 911 to report the situation.

Adult maltreatment is:

  • Physical or emotional acts that harm or intend to harm
  • Words or gestures that harm or intend to harm
  • Forcing a vulnerable adult to perform services for the advantage of another
  • Not enough food, clothing, shelter, health care, or supervision
  • Unauthorized use of the vulnerable adult’s money or property

To Make a Vulnerable Adult Report:

Effective July 1, 2015 reports of suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult are made to  a Common Entry point available 24/7. For emergency situations please call 911!

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center

▪ Neglect  ▪ Abuse ▪ Physical ▪ Verbal ▪ Emotional ▪ Exploitation ▪ Financial

 1-844-880-1574 toll-free reporting phone number for the general public

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Information you will need to know:

  • The name and address of the VA
  • The name and address of the person who may be causing harm
  • The date and time of the alleged incident you are reporting
  • Details of what occurred

If you give your name as the Reporter, your name will be kept confidential.