Some signs of elder abuse, like physical violence, are easier to spot than others. At times it can be difficult to see clear indications of other phenomena that are just as harmful - here we're speaking of isolation and emotional abuse.
Elder abuse is a phenomenon that often goes unnoticed in our communities, even in its most concrete form: physical assault and neglect. As terrible as it sounds, violence and cruel, neglectful behavior are very real actions often perpetrated against senior citizens.
Elder abuse can take many forms, and one of the most common types of this pernicious phenomenon is financial exploitation. Senior citizens are at increased risk to theft, scams and manipulation, all with the goal of attaining their money or assets in a deceptive manner.