PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OF NEGLECTED AT-RISK ADULTS *

The presence of any of the following conditions indicate the need for investigation to determine whether the individual is being neglected by a caregiver or is neglecting themselves.

  • obvious medical conditions or injuries that appear untreated

  • individuals that appear unusually dirty or unkempt

  • individuals with chronic hygiene issues

  • individuals that appear malnourished

  • individuals that are extremely obese and unable manage activitites of daily living

  • presence of lice, scabies or bedbugs

  • untreated  skin conditions

*   Thorough investigtion of each individual sitation is required to get an accurate assessment of the causal factors which may explain the physical and emotional condition of an at-risk adult.