We receive reports, provide consultation and coordinate responses to adults who are abused, neglected and self-neglected and are unable to seek support and assistance on their own due to: restraint, physical or mental limitation or illness; disease; injury; other conditions that affect their ability to make decisions about their abuse and neglect.
Referrals to this program will be responded to in accordance with the Adult Guardianship Act.
The Adult Guardianship Act gives VCH enhanced powers to intervene in emergencies and to investigate situations in which vulnerable adults are living at risk. The Adult Guardianship Act applies to abuse, neglect or self-neglect in a public place, the adult's home, a care facility or any other place except a correctional facility.
We provide Vancouver Coastal Health front line care workers with education and supports to ensure they have the ability to recognize the abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults; know how and where to report suspected cases; and provide ongoing information.
Learn more on the VCH ReAct website.
?Referrals to this program will be responded to in accordance with the Adult Guardianship Act.
Designed for adults who are unable to seek support and assistance due to restraint, physical or mental limitation, mental illness, disease, injury, or other conditions that affect their ability to make decisions.