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  • Assaults; hitting or shoving
  • Inappropriate use of drugs, restraints, or confinement
  • Yelling, abusive language
  • Demean, belittle, shame
  • Isolation, neglect, bed sores
  • Sexual abuse 
  • 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
  • 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

  • "Mandated 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

911 or your local police and APS.

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