Here are the second three of the six categories of elder abuse.
Neglect By Caregivers and Self-Neglect
In most states, professions that engage in regular contact with children are listed as mandatory reporters. In at least 18 states, however, there are no listed mandatory reporters – anyone and everyone who knows or suspects that child abuse has occurred is required by law to make a report.
Mandated reporters are healthcare providers, licensed or unlicensed social service providers for vulnerable adults, paid or unpaid caretakers, care custodians, the clergy, and other professionals in a position of trust who suspect elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect, including self-neglect.
In states with defined mandatory reporter lists, however, the following professions are frequently listed:
The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) maintains a list of mandatory reporters by state.
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