Possible Indicators of Abuse

Possible Indicators of Abuse - Possible Indicators of...

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Possible Indicators of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation The following descriptions are not necessarily proof of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. But they may be clues that a problem exists, and that a report needs to be made to law enforcement or Adult Protective Services. Physical Signs Injury that has not been cared for properly Injury that is inconsistent with explanation for its cause Pain from touching Cuts, puncture wounds, burns, bruises, welts- Dehydration or malnutrition without illness-related cause Poor coloration Sunken eyes or cheeks Inappropriate administration of medication Soiled clothing or bed Frequent use of hospital or health care/doctor-shopping Lack of necessities such as food, water, or utilities Lack of personal effects, pleasant living environment, personal items Forced isolation Behavioral Signs Fear Anxiety, agitation Anger Isolation, withdrawal Depression Non-responsiveness, resignation, ambivalence
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