Older adults who are experiencing abuse or neglect may :

  • * Tell you that they are being harmed
  • * Show signs of depression or anxiety
  • * Seem fearful around certain people
  • * Become socially withdrawn (having less contact with people who they have been close with in the past)
  • * Become passive and compliant
  • * Have unexplained physical injuries
  • * Lack food, clothing and other necessities
  • * Show signs in their hygiene or nutrition (e.g. signs of malnutrition)
  • * Suddenly become unable to meet financial obligations or has unusual withdrawals from their bank or other financial institutions.