APS Definitions


Disabled adults are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


 Willful infliction of physical pain, injury, mental anguish, unreasonable
confinement or willful deprivation by caretaker of services that are necessary to
maintain mental/physical health.

Caretaker Neglect

Failure of the caregiver to provide services to maintain the physical/ mental health of the disabled adult.


Disabled adult who lives alone or has no caregiver and is not able to
provide necessary services to maintain her mental/physical health.


Illegal or improper use of the disabled adult or his/her resources for another’s profit or advantage.