Elder abuse

Elderly people are abused by hurtful words or denied access to things they need. Thousands of elderly people are abused or neglected each year. The perpetrator is usually a family member, home health care worker, or staff in nursing homes and other institutions.
The abuse can take a variety of forms such as;-

A-Psychological abuse:-
The elderly person suffers from feelings of despair or helplessness because of the attitude or behavior of others towards him.
Signs of psychological abuse:-
1-Elders become unusual behavior, such as shaking, biting, or sucking.
2-He says he is being emotionally and verbally abused.
3- The elderly suffers from a state of mental disorder.
4- The elderly become introverted and does not want to talk or interact with anyone.

B-financial abuse:-
It is the spending of the elderly person’s money by another person for things other than bills, clothes, and food.
Signs of financial abuse:-
1- False claims for medical aid or care.
2- Scammed them and billed them twice for the same service.
3- Charging for care that is not provided.
4- Taking high amounts of money from the elderly for normal services.

C-Physical abuse:-
Treating the elderly violently causes broken bones or other injuries

Signs of physical abuse:-

1- The presence of burns on the hands or feet.
2- There are significant bruises on the body.
3- Twisting of dislocated joints such as the shoulder and broken bones.
4- There is a large prescription that runs out quickly. Or the prescribed medication is not taken.
5- Healing injuries that were not treated by a doctor or nurse.
6-A sudden change in the behavior of the elderly.
7-Visitors are not allowed to see the elder.
8- Unwillingness to be with the caregiver alone.
9- Broken glasses.

D- Sexual violence:-
Someone forced him to have sex with him without his consent.
We have Signs of sexual abuse such as:-
1- Torn underwear or traces of blood.
2- The presence of bruises around the breasts or genitals.
3- Sexually transmitted infections or rectal bleeding.
4- The elderly person says that he is being sexually assaulted or raped.

It is preferable to contact and visit the elderly person as often as possible; If the person is in a care facility, stay in touch.