Pushing, striking, slapping, kicking, pinching, restraining, shaking, beating, burning, hitting, shoving or other
acts that can cause harm to an elder.
Emotional or Psychological Abuse:
Verbal berating, harassment, intimidation, threats of punishment or deprivation, criticism, demeaning comments, coercive behavior or isolation from loved ones.
When individuals fail to provide themselves with whatever is necessary to prevent physical or emotional harm or pain.
Financial or Material Exploitation:
Improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets; cashing checks without permission; forging signatures; forcing or deceiving an older person into signing a document; using an ATM/debit card without permission.
Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind including assault or battery, rape, sodomy, coerced nudity or sexually explicit photography.