March 12, 2020
Elder abuse involves actions aiming to harm, the harming without intent, and also the neglect that leads to harm of older individuals. If you’re worried that you might be at risk, or are concerned about a friend, relative or patient, continue reading to learn how to identify Elder abuse and how and when to report it.
Identifying Elder Abuse
Generally, the elder is confused or does not feel safe talking about what is happening. In this case, familiarizing yourself with the signs of the different types of Elder Abuse is the best way to ensure that you know how to identify if it happens.
Physical Abuse Signs
- Usually results in some bodily injury or impairment.
- It could go from cuts and scratches to brain injuries or broken bones.
- If there is a history of repeated injuries, this also could be a sign.