Elder abuse is any type of mistreatment to individuals older than the age of 50 by someone with whom the person has a relationship with or staff at a residential care facility. It can affect both men and women from a variety of backgrounds.
Signs that someone may be abusing you
Does your partner, family member or trusted care giver
- Embarrass you by calling you bad names or putting you down?
- Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
- Control what you do, who you see, or where you go?
- Take control of your money or legal documents?
- Make all of the decisions?
- Threaten to hurt you or self?
- Destroy, damage or give away your property?
- Shove you, slap you or hit you?
- Keep details about your finances or property from you?
- Neglect your physical, medical, or emotional needs?
- Take money you need to pay your bills?
- Act like everything is fine when it is not?
If you answered yes to even one of these, you may be in an abusive relationship.
Help is available
24-Hour Crisis Line 701-746-0405 or toll-free 866-746-8900.
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