Signs of Elder Abuse
Although the following signs do not always mean elder abuse - They could be a warning sign. When in doubt please call
Unusual Weight Loss
Changes in Behavior
Dirty/ Not Bathing
- Not Allowed to Visit
Sudden Changes in Financial Situation
Items or Cash Missing From a Person's Home
Forms of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older adult.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF
I SUSPECT SOMEONE
IS BEING NEGLECTED?
If you suspect someone is at risk of neglect or abuse, call the Area Agency on Aging at:
1-800-982-4346 toll free
You will be asked why you are concerned, who is involved, and who we can contact to learn more.
Please Note: If you believe the person is in immediate danger,
please call 911