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Elder abuse is a lot more common in California than we would like to believe. Protect your elderly loved one by learning the signs of various types of abuse.

Elder abuse is a lot more common in California than we would like to believe. Protect your elderly loved one by learning the signs of various types of abuse.

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Elder Abuse: Is Your Loved One At Risk?

  1. 1. Elder Abuse: Is Your Loved One At Risk? PRESENTED BY: THE BROOKE LAW GROUP
  2. 2. Older adults are vulnerable to abuse, especially those who are socially isolated or suffer from a mental impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. 3. Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse by so-called caretakers and financial abuse by so-called friends or family.  
  4. 4. !  Sexual abuse !  Emotional abuse !  Confinement !  Passive neglect !  Deprivation of medical treatment or care !  Financial exploitation   OTHER FORMS OF ELDER ABUSE INCLUDE:  
  5. 5. Elder abuse is more common than any of us would like to believe. !  About 10% of Americans 60+ have been abused. !  As many as 5 million elders are abused each year. !  Only about 1 in 14 cases of abuse are reported.  
  6. 6. To protect elderly loved ones from abuse, watch for red flags…  
  7. 7. RED FLAGS INCLUDE: ! Signs of physical abuse such as bruises and broken bones ! Signs of neglect such as bed sores, weight loss or poor hygiene ! Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities ! Change in personality or unusual depression ! Sudden change in financial circumstances ! Threats or control being used by another person  
  8. 8. Our elderly parents and grandparents spent their lives protecting us, and now they need us to protect them. Investigate and report any signs of elder abuse.   Source: National Council on Aging, www.ncoa.org   © 2017 The Brooke Law Group  All Rights Reserved.   Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

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