Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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Warning Signs Of Abuse By Caregiver

  • Prevents older adult from speaking to or seeing visitors
  • Threatening remarks and/or behavior
  • Anger, insults, indifference, aggressive behavior toward older adult
  • History of substance abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, or family violence
  • Withholds attention and affection from older adult
  • Flirtation or coyness as possible indicator of inappropriate sexual relationship
  • Conflicting accounts of incidents
  • Talks of older adult as a burden
  • Unusual fatigue, depression