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Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Purple Campaign

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Many who work in the field of elder services know that elder abuse is a common issue that often goes unreported. Given the prevalence of elder abuse, it is critically important to recognize common warning signs: 

  • 1. Unexplained injuries or financial loss
  • 2. Isolation
  • 3. Verbal abuse or threats
  • 4. Changes in mood or behavior
  • 5. A rapid decline in health of unexplained weight loss
  • 6. Neglected care needs
  • 7. Hesitation to speak openly

----June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, if you are concerned about an older adult and have reason to believe they are being abused, call the Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-922-2275. All calls are confidential and are referred to local Adult Protective Services, which can investigate and determine the best course of action to alleviate risk.

 
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