June 21st, 2018

If This Is An Emergency Please Call 911

Warning Signs In Seniors

Below is a list of possible warning signs of abuse in Seniors:

  • A change in a seniors normal behaviour (withdrawn low self-esteem, no energy, nervousness)
  • Signs of fear, anxiety, confusion, or depression
  • Withdrawal from social activities or social contacts (missing church or other regularly attended social events)
  • Change in appearance  (dirty or inappropriate clothing, poor hygiene)
  • Suspicious or unexplained injuries (bruises, sprains, welts, burns, broken bones)
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Signs of neglect (little food in the home, being left alone for long periods of time, not having needed assistive devices – glasses, hearing aids, etc.)
  • Unpaid bills or missing property (sudden inability to meet expenses)
  • Changes in financial affairs (bank accounts, power of attorney, transfer of assets)
  • Changes in living arrangements (uninvolved relatives or new friends moving in)
  • Difficulty visiting, calling or making contact with the older adult