Adult protection

A vulnerable adult is any person, 18 years of age of older, who receives services from a licensed health care facility or home care or personal care assistance provider in Minnesota, or who requires assistance to provide for his or her own care. This person also is unable or unlikely to report maltreatment because of a physical or mental limitation.

A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when she or he is subjected to abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.

To report maltreatment of a vulnerable adult, please contact common entry point at 612-348-8526.

The adult protection common entry point is available 24 hours a day to receive, assess, and dispatch all Vulnerable Adult maltreatment reports that occur in Hennepin County.

The common entry point refers maltreatment reports to Hennepin County adult protection, the state office of health facility complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, or law enforcement, depending on where the maltreatment occurred and whether or not criminal activity is suspected.