GNWT HSS

Neglect

 

Neglect includes failing to (intentionally or unintentionally) care for or meet the needs of people who are dependent and cannot meet their own needs. Neglect includes failing to provide:

  • adequate nutrition, clothing and other necessities;
  • adequate personal care (e.g. failing to turn a bedridden person frequently);
  • safe and comfortable conditions;
  • a clean environment;
  • sufficient space for personal privacy; and/or
  • transportation to necessary appointments and occasional outings. 

It may also include:

  • leaving incapacitated people alone too long;
  • failing to remain with those who need help; and/or
  • abandonment.