Elder AbuseAwareness

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.