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Navigating Adult Protective Services in Virginia

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  • Website: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Resource type: General web page

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Elder abuse happens when an act is committed that harms, distresses or endangers an older adult. Elder abuse may also involve failing to care for an older adult. There are many forms of elder abuse and many signs that abuse is occuring. Read this resource to learn more about organizations that offer abuse prevention and support in Virginia.

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abuse, crime , safety, virginia

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Rated on: 10/21/2021 2:01:14 PM

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