Available Services for Victims
If you are 60 years or older and are the victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, you may contact the Division of Adult Protective Services within Tennessee Department of Human Services to file a compliant or seek assistance.
Neglect occurs when the basic needs of a dependent adult are not met by the caregiver. 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.
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 adults life may be at risk.
Abuse (physical, sexual and emotional) generally involves more extreme forms of harm to the adult, including the infliction of pain, injury, mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or other cruel treatment.
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 of to the caregiver by a government agency.
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