1.9 Signs of Elder Abuse

Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Becoming withdrawn.
  • Exhibiting frequent agitation or violence.
  • Rocking back and forth.
  • Having unexplained pressure marks, bruises, burns, cuts, or scars.
  • The development of preventable conditions (e.g., bedsores).
  • Unsafe, hazardous, or unclean living conditions.
  • General signs of poor hygiene (e.g., dirty clothes, body odor, unwashed hair).
  • Lack of personal health care items (e.g., glasses, dentures).
  • Sudden and unexpected financial losses or unpaid bills despite having adequate financial resources.