WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Legal Information: Wisconsin
Who is considered an "individual at risk" or an "elder adult at risk"?
An “individual at risk” is any adult who:
- has a physical or mental condition that substantially (significantly) impairs his/her ability to care for his/her needs and
- is experiencing, has experienced or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation.1
An individual at risk is also referred to as an “adult at risk.”
An “elder adult at risk” is any person 60 years of age or older who is experiencing, has experienced or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation.2
1 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(1)
2 Wis. Stat. § 46.90(1)(br)
© 2008–2020 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.