Adult Protection Program

You can make a referral to Adult Protection through Home Care if you believe a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected.

Vulnerability can include a head injury, physical or cognitive impairment, or a dementia (Alzheimer’s Korsakoff's, vascular dementia, etc.)

Types of abuse can include sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, financial, caregiver neglect, and self neglect. 

What should I do if I suspect a vulnerable adult is being neglected or abused? 

Report your concern to Adult Protection in any Home Care office across PEI.

What can Adult Protection do?

Adult Protection is authorized to respond to reports of possible abuse, neglect or self-neglect. The Adult Protection Act [PDF | 121 KB] protects and assists vulnerable adults who:

  • may be in immediate and significant danger, and do not understand or are unaware of the danger they are in;
  • do not have the physical ability to get out of a dangerous situation; or
  • are unable to protect themselves because of physical or cognitive limitations.     

Adult Protection may notify the public trustee if there is considerable risk of immediate, serious harm to an individual’s estate. The public trustee is appointed if a person is no longer able to look after their financial affairs and has no trusted family or friends to assist.

How can I contact Adult Protection?

Contact Adult Protection through a local Home Care office:

Souris Hospital
17 Knights Avenue 
PO Box 640
Souris, PE   C0A 2B0

Telephone: (902) 687-7096

6 Harmony Lane
PO Box 490
Montague, PE   C0A 1R0

Telephone: (902) 838-0786

165 John Yeo Drive 
Charlottetown, PE   C1E 3J3

Telephone: (902) 368-4790

Wedgewood Manor
310 Brophy Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 5N4

Telephone: (902) 888-8440

Community Hospital
14 MacKinnon Drive
PO Box 160
O’Leary, PE   C0B 1V0

Telephone: (902) 859-8730


Published date: 
April 16, 2019
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