LOOK for SIGNS of ABUSE

Physical/Emotional
  • Assaults; hitting or shoving
  • Inappropriate use of drugs, restraints, or confinement
  • Yelling, abusive language
  • Demean, belittle, shame
  • Isolation, neglect, bed sores
  • Sexual abuse 
 
Financial
  • Telephone soliciting and intimidation
  • Overly aggressive Financial Planner or Family Member
  • Door to Door selling
  • Mail/Email scams & Ponzi schemes
  • Power of Attorney abuse
  • "Lottery" and Big Prize Winner
 
Institutional
  • Isolation/no visiting
  • Missing valuables and memorabilia
  • Poor living conditions
  • Improper medication dispensing
  • Afraid of their caregiver(s)

 

"Elder Abuse is a societal problem. We all have a responsibility to become more aware of protecting our seniors. Sadly, abusers can be family members, friends, or trusted advisors."  


~ Joe Gavalis, Retired Federal Agent

CEATF Member
 

Special appreciation goes to the good stewards who have witnessed and reported Elder Abuse, and continue to do so:

 

  • Nurses

  • Caregivers

  • Family

  • Neighbors

  • Concerned Citizens

  • "Mandatory Reporters"

 

Don't assume someone else is going to make the call. Trust your instincts. If you suspect Elder Abuse, trust your gut and call

991 or your local police and APS.