Signs and Symptoms of Elder Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Elder Abuse

  • Unexplained physical injury
  • Agitation, trembling, confusion, disorientation
  • Emotional distress such as crying and/or depression
  • Withdrawn, shows no emotion
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Social and physical isolation
  • Unexplained loss of financial independence and/or control
  • Home in disarray, lacks basic necessities
  • Elder appears fearful of caregiver
  • Elder appears reluctant to respond when questioned; caregiver seeks to prevent elder from interacting privately with you
  • Elder and caregiver give conflicting accounts of incident
  • Caregiver is indifferent or angry towards elder and refuses to provide necessary assistance
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