Failure to provide medical or physical care, access to a doctor or other services, or denying someone medication, food or heating, privacy or dignity, self neglect. Neglect can be deliberate or unintentional, but it usually consists of an adult at risk not having their basic needs met. The adult at risk could also be receiving limited information about their rights or entitlements.



It is not uncommon for a carer, who has been providing excellent care over the years to become unwell and struggle to meet the needs of their loved one. This could be an example of unintentional harm, which can often be resolved by providing extra support services for the adult at risk and their carer.