After Stroke — Signs of Adult/Elder Abuse

Stroke Awareness Month -- B.E. F.A.S.T.

Be aware of some of the signs of elder abuse

There are many types of abuse.

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Sexual

Watch for these signs of abuse:

  • Depression, confusion, being withdrawn
  • Being isolated from family and friends
  • Unexplained bruises, burns, or scars
  • Appearing dirty, underfed, dehydrated, over or under medicated, or not receiving appropriate care for medical conditions