Elder Abuse

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Question: what is the criteria that qualifies a confrontation, either verbal or physical, as Elder abuse? I am disabled and was involved in an altercation with the guy my daughter married - he is 24

Answer: There are many types of elder abuse from physical, mental, emotional, to financial and verbal abuse. According to the Arizona Attorney General's office, elders are often faced with multiple types of abuse. If you have bruises, sores, cuts, or changes in physical appearance, these may be signs of physical abuse. Verbal and mental abuse may be name calling, insulting, demeaning or threatening behavior. If you are asking these types of questions, you may want to contact the Arizona Adult Protection Agency to report the suspicion of elder abuse. The information below gives the address and phone number of Arizona adult Protection Agency and the Area Agency on Aging. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Adult Protective Services (APS)-Adult Abuse Hotline: (877) SOS-ADULT [(877) 767-2385] TDD: (877) 815-8390 www.azdes.gov/reportadultabuse Area Agency on Aging - 24-hour Senior HELPLINE: (602) 264-HELP [(602) 264-4357]

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