SIGNS OF ELDER ABUSE

 

 

Older adults who are experiencing abuse or neglect may :

 

* Tell you that they are being harmed

* Show signs of depression or anxiety

* Seem fearful around certain people

* Become socially withdrawn (having less contact with people who they have been close with in the past)

* Become passive and compliant

* Have unexplained physical injuries

* Lack food, clothing and other necessities

* Show signs in their hygiene or nutrition (e.g. signs of malnutrition)

* Suddenly become unable to meet financial obligations or has unusual withdrawals from their bank or other financial institutions.