The other person present may not be an alleged perpetrator in any report currently under investigation. Before participating in such interview, the other person present shall execute an agreement to comply with the confidentiality requirements of ss. The absence of an attorney or other person does not prevent the department from proceeding with other aspects of the investigation, including interviews with other persons. In an investigative interview with a vulnerable adult, the protective investigator may conduct the interview with no other person present. The summary information shall not include the name of, or other identifying information with respect to, any person identified in any investigation.
Florida Adult Protective Services (APS) and Elder Abuse Hotline | Family Caregiver Alliance
Click on link for multiple ways to report elder abuse. Abuse includes omissions. Neglect: failure or omission on part of caregiver or vulnerable adult self-neglect should also be reported to provide care, supervision and services necessary to maintain the physical and mental health of the vulnerable adult. DCF will refer such caregivers to the potential services available to them to assist in caring for the vulnerable adult. The exploiter is usually someone in a position of trust and confidence and one who knowns or should know that the vulnerable adult lacks the capacity to consent.