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Our #elderly parents may want to live independent lives but there may come a time when intervention becomes necessary. Here are some situations that should alert you to a potential problem, one that should be evaluated before something unfortunate happens.

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Know the warning signs of #ElderAbuse
Physical abuse/neglect: Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, burns

Emotional Abuse: Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, or unusual depression; strained or tense relationships; frequent arguments between the caregiver and older adult

Financial abuse: Sudden changes in financial situations

Neglect: Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, unusual weight loss
Verbal or emotional abuse: Belittling, threats, or other uses of power and control by individuals

http://buff.ly/2ra06es #EndElderAbuse #WEAAD

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INFOGRAPHIC: Elder Financial Abuse Scams
1-in-5 people over the age of 65 will report being a victim of fraud or abuse this year. Here are a few of the most common scams and how to avoid them:
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Elder neglect by a caretaker who fails to fulfill a caretaking obligation, constitutes more than half of all reported cases of elder abuse. http://buff.ly/2qWz9e6 #ElderAbuse #WEAAD

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What To Do If You Suspect Undue Influence Or Incapacity
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12 Signs of Undue Influence and Incapacity
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Living Arrangement for the #Elderly - there are many options but which is right for your family?

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Remember, if you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to care for anyone else!! Strategies for dealing with #caregiver #stress
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The High Cost of Elder Financial Abuse:
* 1-in-5 of our elder population will report being a victim this year.
* 9-in-10 perpetrators are family members or other trusted individuals.
* Financial abuse will cost our seniors $36.5 Billion this year.

But these numbers only tell part of the story. Only 1-in-44 seniors who are financially exploited will report their abuse.
Learn the warning signs: http://buff.ly/2qJfHl0 #EndElderAbuse #WEAAD
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10 Tips to Protect Against Cemetery or Funeral #Scams
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