Elder Abuse

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 people 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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