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The Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Unit is tasked with identifying and seeking prosecution of individuals who are suspected of abusing elderly or dependent adults.
Inadequate clothing, missed medical appointments, dirty and unkempt appearance, malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, home that smells of urine or feces, utilities turned off, no food in home, or lack of necessary medications, eyeglasses, hearing aid, etc.
Unreasonable or excessive fears, withdrawal, loss of appetite, agitation, isolation from family and friends, unexplained bouts of crying, or confusion.
Bites, burns, and unexplained broken bones, welts or bruises.
Changes in banking routines; third-party involvement in financial transactions; account activity involving large and frequent withdrawals, numerous checks made to cash, new use of ATMs, new names on accounts, sudden transfers of assets, transactions that can’t be remembered or explained, and power of attorney requests that can’t be explained or understood; increases in credit card activity or failure to make payments, fearful or anxious in presence of a third party, worried about theft of assets, and sudden decline in appearance or hygiene.
Unexplained venereal diseases or genital infections, bruising or bleeding in the genital area, unexplained pain or itching in the genital area, or torn, stained or bloody underwear.
Failure of the individual to adequately take care of themselves and meet the demands of daily living to eat, pay bills, meet personal hygiene needs, and take medications. Self-Neglect is NOT A CRIMINAL MATTER and should be reported to Adult Protective Services at 800-339-4661.