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29 Signs of Elder Abuse

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  1. Caregiver resisting visitation by others.
  2. Onset or presence of depression.
  3. Changing wills, policies, powers of attorney to someone else’s gain.
  4. Frequent sleepiness or confusion.
  5. Disorderly, uncleanly or unsafe environment.
  6. Gradual or abrupt financial deterioration unrelated to basic needs.
  7. Pressure marks, abrasions or burns.
  8. Stealing or selling household goods or personal possessions.
  9. Chronic or unexplained infections.
  10. Failing to provide proper, timely nutrition or hydration.
  11. Inappropriate or sudden redistribution or assignment of assets.
  12. Home lacks basic necessities.
  13. Extreme weight loss.
  14. Upset, agitated, non-communicative or non-responsive.
  15. Identity theft, forging signatures or added names on signature cards.
  16. Overmedicating, undermedicating and medication tampering.
  17. Inadequate clothing or covering.
  18. Confinement, desertion or abandonment.
  19. Restraint by physical or chemical means.
  20. Lack of hygiene, being left dirty or unbathed.
  21. Broken glasses, frames, or other signs of disturbance.
  22. Open wounds or bed sores.
  23. Habitual blaming or scapegoating.
  24. Falls, fractures, dislocations or unusual bruising.
  25. Intimidation, humiliation, threats, ridicule and belittling.
  26. Withdrawal from normal activities.
  27. Exploitation or misuse of personal funds, checking accounts.
  28. Bruising or bleeding around breasts, genital or rectal areas.
  29. Isolating from friends, family or activities.