Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare Facility

Topics: Aging: Misc Nursing Homes / Elder Care Seniors

(HealthDay News) -- Each year, thousands of adults over age 60 are abused, neglected or financially exploited, the National Institute on Aging says.

The agency mentions these possible warning signs of elder abuse:

  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Depression or confusion.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Acting agitated or violent.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Unexplained bruises, burns or scars.
  • Unkempt appearance.
  • Bed sores.

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