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Vulnerable adult

Vulnerable adults are those who are not able to defend themselves, protect themselves, or get help for themselves when injured or abused. A person may be vulnerable because of a physical condition or illness, such as weakness in an older adult or a physical disability. A mental or emotional condition may also make someone vulnerable.


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