The Iowa Department of Human Services' (DHS) goal is to maximize positive outcomes with dependent adults by protecting well-being, empowering.
If you are an elderly person or a dependent adult being abused in any of these ways or you feel afraid or controlled by a family member, a spouse/partner or.
Whether it's physical, sexual, or emotional, elder abuse is a serious crime. A frail or disabled elderly person can also be abused through neglect and financial.
A dependent adult is an adult who is not a senior citizen and who needs assistance to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights, or who is in a hospital for at least a hour stay. Dependent adults have special rights and protections from abuse.