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TYPES OF ELDERLY ABUSE AND WHEN TO REPORT (March 23, 2021)

THE 7 TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE ARE:

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Emotional or psychological abuse

  • Neglect

  • Abandonment

  • Financial abuse

  • Self-neglect

WHEN DO I REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE

•When abuse is suspected

•When there are physical signs that suggests something suspicious is going on

•When the elder tells you so

•When the elder doesn’t tell you so

•When there are no physical signs

•When you notice bruises

•When someone is verbally abusive toward the elder

•When money begins disappearing from their checking/savings account

•When they are left alone with no help

Most types of elder abuse are committed by trusted individuals, but elders can mistreat themselves through self-neglect.

If you suspect that someone over 60 years of age is being abused in any form, please call Louisiana Elderly Protective Services at: 1-833-577-6532

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