Knowing the facts about elder abuse is an essential part of having an elderly loved one receiving care. It comes in many forms, and being able to recognize this can help your loved one to remain safe and happy. Elder abuse goes far beyond physical abuse. While bruises, limping, and broken bones might be the hallmark signs of physical abuse, the majority of actual abuse is more silent and invisible.

Emotional abuse is a common under the radar type of mistreatment. If you have a loved one who is suddenly touchy or withdrawn, it may be because they are being emotionally abused. This can take the form of being sworn at, yelled at, or intimidated. Either way, it is a very serious and demeaning type of abuse and can result in your loved one being scared and depressed. If you notice these things once, it might be a fluke, but…

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