Elder Abuse Injuries
Elder injuries take many forms and include both mental and physical injuries.
- Unexplained weight loss, malnutrition and/or dehydration.
- Urinary tract infections, kidney failure, decreased level of consciousness.
- Any physical injury such as areas painful on touching, fractures or broken bones.
- Bruises and skin damage, bruises on the inner arm or thigh.
- Bruises with shape similar to an object or thumb/finger prints (oval markings from fingers).
- The presence of old and new bruises in the same place as from repeated injury or injuries in different stages of healing.
- Scratches, cuts, pinch marks, choke marks, burns, welts, gag marks, sprains, punctures, bedsores, or fractures.
Behavioral Indicators of elder injuries include:
- Non responsiveness
- Hesitation to talk openly
- Implausible stories
- Confusion or disorientation
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