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Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse

Abuse can happen to any older person. Learn about the different types of abuse, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help.


There are different types of abuse: 

  • physical
  • emotional
  • neglect
  • sexual
  • financial
  • abandonment

Be alert to the following signs:

Depressed, confused or withdrawn

Isolated from friends and family

Unexplained bruises, burns or scars

Appear dirty, underfed, dehydrated, over or under medicated

Bed sores

Changes in banking or spending patterns

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