Types of Elder Abuse

Types of Elder Abuse PHYSICAL ABUSE Physical elder abuse is non-accidental use of force against an elderly person that results in physical pain, injury or impairment. Such abuse includes hitting, shoving, use of drugs, restraints or confinement. EMOTIONAL ABUSE Emotional…

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Signs of Abuse or Neglect ♦ Signs to to look for in cases of elder abuse or neglect include: Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions and burns Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, sudden change in alertness and unusual depression Bruises…

Selecting a Nursing Home

Items to consider when selecting a nursing home or care facility for a parent or loved one include: I. Initial Considerations: Location: What atmosphere and location would the potential resident prefer? Close to home or to other family and friends? The closer to your loved one, the more you, friends, and family can visit and ensure the resident’s well-being.