Call: Toll Free 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366) Or, report suspected abuse online at our secure site: https://tn.gov/ The Tennessee Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services unit is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition (TVAC) to help raise awareness and stop elder abuse.
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If the adult victim is capable, he/she will be encouraged to make decisions regarding needed care or services.
Whenever it is possible, Adult Protective Services staff will assist the adult in remaining in his/her home or community. Legally, services cannot be forced on an adult, except in special circumstances as specified in the law. Legal action is used only after all other appropriate solutions have been explored.
Self-Neglect occurs when a dependent adult is unable to care for him/herself or to obtain needed care.
The impairments result in significant danger to the adult and in some situations deterioration can occur to the point that the adult's life may be at risk.
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Financial Exploitation occurs when a caregiver improperly uses funds intended for the care or use of the adult.These are funds paid to the adult or to the caregiver by a governmental agency.is to support families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Teaching students with disabilities takes compassion, patience and a little creativity.Neglect may be unintentional, resulting from the caregiver's lack of ability to provide or arrange for the care or services the adult requires.Neglect also may be due to the intentional failure of the caregiver to meet the adult's needs.