Recognising and Preventing Elder Abuse: Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

How to Prevent Elder Abuse? Discover Signs of Psychological Abuse in Aged Care

signs of psychological abuse in aged care
  • Behavioural changes
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Unexplained emotional reactions
  • Loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed
  • Fear of being left alone with certain people
  • Frequent headaches, stomachaches, or other unexplained physical disorders
  • Avoiding eye contact or physical touch from caregivers
  • Signs of confusion and changes in eating habits, etc.
  1. Raise Awareness on What Is Elder Abuse and How to Approach It
  1. Be attentive to Changes in Behaviour or Unexplained Injuries
  1. Know Who to Contact When Worried about an Elderly Person
  1. Take Action if You Suspect Mistreatment, Regardless of Sign Clarity
worried about an elderly person
  1. Listen and Communicate
  1. Take Care of Your Physical and Emotional Well-being