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Abuse in Later Life

What is Abuse Later in Life?

Any form of willful oppression that results in danger, harm or loss to someone 50 years and older.

Common Forms of Abuse:

  • Physical battering

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Sexual Assault

  • Financial Exploitation

  • Neglect or Abandonment

Potential Signs of Abuse

  • Pressure ulcers or bruises

  • Scrapes or burns

  • Weight loss

  • Poor hygiene

  • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Isolation

  • Withdrawal from activities

  • Behavioral changes

  • Missing possessions

  • Lack of basic necessities,

  • Unusual loans or gifts

  • Sudden changes in accounts or wills

Elder woman and her caretaker
Abuse Has No Age Limit

Our Abuse Later in Life Advocate works to promote aging with dignity; combating the stigmas associated with elder abuse, neglect and exploitation through direct service with clients, community awareness and education.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing elder abuse please contact our crisis line at 517-372-5572 and they will contact you with our elder abuse advocate.

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