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Adult Protection

Who Is A Vulnerable Adult?

A vulnerable adult is a person 18 years of age or older who is unable or unlikely to report maltreatment of him or herself because of a physical or mental infirmity or other physical, mental or emotional dysfunction that impairs a person’s ability to provide adequately for his/her own care without assistance.

What Is Considered Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult?

A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when he/she is subjected to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

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The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) is the statewide common entry point for reporting suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call MAARC toll-free at 844-880-1574 to make a report.

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