Potential Warning Signs of Abuse1

The existence of any one or more of these indicators does not necessarily mean that abuse has occurred. Instead, treat them as signs that diligent attention or investigation is needed.


  1. California Department of Justice's Bureau of Medi‐Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse and Crime & Violence Prevention Center, in conjunction with the AARP. "A Citizen’s Guide to Preventing & Reporting Elder Abuse." Office of the Attorney General California Department of Justice. Page 16-17. Retrieved on 19 January 2015.