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Definitions of Maltreatment
  • Physical or emotional: Conduct, intended or not, that produces physical or emotional pain or injury 
  • Verbal: Words or gestures that threaten, harass, disparage, or humiliate 
  • Sexual: Violation of criminal sexual conduct or prostitution statutes or sexual contact between a facility staff person and a resident or client of that facility 
  • Personal exploitation: Forcing a vulnerable adult to perform services for the advantage of another

  • Failure of a caregiver to provide necessary food, clothing, shelter, health care, or supervision

Self Neglect
  • Absence of necessary food, clothing, shelter, health care, or supervision

Financial Exploitation
  • A person with legal authority makes unauthorized use of the vulnerable adult's resources resulting in a detriment to the vulnerable adult 
  • A person without authority uses the financial resources of a vulnerable adult, regardless of detriment

Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. Fifth St.
P.O. Box 3526
Mankato, MN 56002-3526

Ph: (507) 304-4319

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday