As defined in the psychology, sociology, social work and legal fields, a vulnerable adult, or an adult at risk, is a person over the age of 18 who is at risk of harm or.
This page discusses what is meant by a vulnerable adult or an adult at risk.
The Department of Health defines a vulnerable adult as a person aged 18 years or over who is or may be in need of community care services.
From the perspective of UHS, a vulnerable adult is a patient who is or may be for any reason unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or.
A vulnerable adult is defined by law as a person: 60 years of age or older who has the functional, mental, or physical inability to care for himself or herself; or.