Agapé Home Care
Compassion with Excellence

ABUSE REPORTING - ANSWERS

ABUSE DETECTION AND REPORTING - ANSWERS

1. Are Agape Home Care associated "Home Care Aides" considered to be "Mandated Reporters?":

  • Yes

2. "Elders" and "Dependent Adults" are protected under what conditions?:

  • Persons who have physical or developmental disabilities
  • Persons whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age
  • Persons requiring 24-hour supervised care

3. Name all seven conditions that would constitute "Abuse" (details are not required):

  • Physical abuse
  • Causing serious bodily injury
  • Neglect
  • Financial abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Isolation
  • Abduction

4. How soon should you notify Agape Home Care administrative personnel of suspected abuse?:

  • Imidiately

5. What regulating authority receives suspected abuse reports?:

  • Adult Protective Services

6. What is the time frame for submitting a suspected abuse report?:

  • As soon as possible, within two business days

7. Who's responsibility is it to file a suspected abuse report to authorities?:

  • Mine, individual responsibility

8. Where can the "Reporting of Suspected Dependent Elder/Adult Abuse" form (SOC 341) be obtained?:

  • Agape Home Care administrative office
  • Agape Home Care website
  • Adult Protective Services office

9. What is are the possible legal consequences for failure to report suspected abuse?:

  • Failure to report is a misdemeanor crime punishable by jail time (up to six months or one year if failure to report results in death or great bodily injury)
  • A fine (up to $1,000 dollars or $5,000 if failure to report results in death or great bodily injury)
  • Or both