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Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse Awareness - S AVE Elder Abuse Awareness April...

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If you observe, are verbally informed, or have knowledge that leads you to reasonably suspect an elder or dependent adult is being abused or neglected, you must call. PHYSICAL ABUSE: Infliction of physical pain or great bodily injury. SEXUAL ABUSE: Sexual contact that results from threats, force or the inability of the person to give consent. NEGLECT (BY OTHERS): Refusal or failure to fulfill care taking obligations such as abandon- ment or isolation, denial of food, medical assis- tance or personal needs. Neglect can be inten- tional or unintentional. PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE/EMOTIONAL ABUSE: The infliction of mental anguish (threatening, humiliating, intimidating, and isolating behav- iors or statements). FINANCIAL ABUSE: The illegal or improper ex- ploitation of funds or other resources (stealing or misusing possessions, property, or money). RED FLAG INDICATORS Indicators often seen by service and medical professionals: Bruises, welts, lacerations, broken bones, and burns.
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