Steps Needed to Recognize Elder Abuse

One of the biggest problems with elder abuse is that it is rarely reported. The elderly tend to be either or embarrassed or unaware of abuse, so it is important that family members recognize the signs of elderly abuse. Here are some signs to look for regarding elder abuse or neglect:
1. Unexplained bruises, cuts or soreness. Check to see if there are a pattern of bruises, cuts or soreness.
2. Guarded behavior such as reluctance or avoidance of conversation 3. Observed changes in the elderly person’s behavior around others. Ask whether your family member becomes quiet or cower when others are present.
4. Is the elderly person clean and comfortable?
5. Is the elderly person always asking you for food or water?
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