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Learn the signs, prevent elder abuse.
Elder abuse is a silent problem that robs seniors of their dignity, security, and—in some cases—costs them their lives.

Up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion.
Physical abuse, neglect, or mistreatment: Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, burns.
Emotional abuse: Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, or unusual depression; strained or tense relationships; frequent arguments between the caregiver and older adult
Financial abuse: Sudden changes in financial situations
Neglect: Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, unusual weight loss
Verbal or emotional abuse: Belittling, threats, or other uses of power and control by individuals
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