Adult at Risk: A person over the age of 18 who has:
a dependence on (the assistance of) others when performing basic functions, and / or
a severe impairment in the ability to communicate with others, and / or
a reduced ability to protect themselves from assault, abuse or neglect
Abuse:The violation of an individual’s human rights by another person or people. Abuse can be a single or repeated act, and can be either active or passive (i.e. failing to prevent abuse). Types of abuse include psychological, physical, sexual, financial / material, discriminatory, and / or institutional.