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Spotting 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.  

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Spotting the signs of elder abuse. 1 in 10 adults 60+ are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Abuse can be physical, neglect, financial, emotional, sexual, or abandonment. Watch for these signs: seems depressed/withdrawn. Isolation. Has unexplained bruises, burns, scars. Appears dirty, unfed, dehydrated, under/over medicated. Has bed sores. Recent changes in spending money. Talk w/ the older person then contact Adult Protective Services, police, or long term care ombudsman

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