Some of the warning signs of elder abuse are that the elderly individual becomes withdrawn. If you visit the senior while they are in the care of someone and they seem distant, depressed or have lost interest in hobbies or activities they once enjoyed. Seniors are extremely vulnerable due to health issues or memory loss issues at their older age.
When selecting a caretaker it is important to conduct an extensive amount of research and visit various places. Observing the type of care they administer to their current patients may be an indicator of the types of attention and care the senior you know may receive.
Furthermore, if at any time you witness signs of abuse or notice any red flags you must report it immediately. You can do so by contacting adult protective services. An extensive review of the issues and situation will be conducted. Also, it is important to note that you do not need proof that abuse is occurring. If you suspect abuse is occurring a thorough investigation will be conducted.
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