What is Financial Exploitation? Financial exploitation occurs when a person misuses or takes the assets of a vulnerable adult for his/her own personal benefit. This frequently occurs without the explicit knowledge or consent of a senior or disabled adult, depriving him/her of vital financial resources for his/her personal needs. (2) A financial institution may also refuse to disburse funds under this section if the department, law enforcement, or the prosecuting attorney's office provides information to the financial institution demonstrating that it is reasonable to believe that financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult may have occurred, may have been attempted, or is being attempted.
Identifying an adult at risk. An adult at risk of harm is a person aged 18 or over, whose exposure to harm through abuse, exploitation or neglect may be increased . Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment • In Nebraska, in order for adult protective services (APS) to intervene, the victim must meet the definition of a. vulnerable adult. • Reports of elders who may be abused, but who do not meet the definition of a vulnerable adult, are not eligible for APS services. • Community referrals, law enforcement.
Home» Protective Order Hearings» Exploitation. Injunction for Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. The Florida Legislature recently created a new cause of action for an injunction for protection against exploitation of a vulnerable adult or elderly person, effective July 1, 2018. (a) causing or requiring a vulnerable adult to engage in activity or labor which is improper, unlawful, or against the reasonable and rational wishes of the vulnerable adult. Exploitation does not include requiring a vulnerable adult to participate in an activity or labor which is .
Reporting Abuse and Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult How to Report. If you have a concern about someone who you feel might be a vulnerable adult, you are encouraged to use the online reporting system or the reporting form option as the most efficient means to report. Reports and calls are responded to within two working days. DSHS can investigate only situations of abuse, abandonment, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation that involve an alleged victim who meets the definition of ‘vulnerable adult’ in the law. APS refers situations that involve alleged victims who do not fall within the definition of ‘vulnerable adult’ to appropriate resources.