Physical Abuse

Physical elder abuse is non-accidental use of force against an elderly person that results in physical pain, injury, or impairment. Such abuse includes not only physical assaults such as hitting or shoving but the inappropriate use of drugs, restraints, or confinement.

Indicators

  • Wrap around bruises that may indicate physical restraints
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures, dislocations, burns
  • Bilateral bruising to the arms
  • Untreated medical conditions – unattended fractures, infections, lack of wound care
  • Etc.

If an elder or vulnerable adult is in crisis or danger, call 911.

Neglect

Neglect occurs when a responsible party fails to care for the adult.

Financial Exploitation

Exploiters may describe themselves as “caregivers,” to exploit vulnerable adults for personal financial gains.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse includes victimization by criminal sexual conduct.

Financial Scams

Financial scams are a prevalent in our society today. They may be sent via phone calls, snail mail, online etc..

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is a repeated malicious spoken, written, or gesture language considered threatening, harassing etc..

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse may cause or likely cause indications of pain or injury.

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