What is it? Use of force to threaten or physically injure a vulnerable elder.
What are the warning signs? Slap marks, unexplained bruises, most pressure marks, and certain types of burns or blisters, such as cigarette burns.
What is it? Verbal attacks, threats, rejection, isolation, or belittling acts that cause or could cause mental anguish, pain, or distress to a senior.
What are the warning signs? Withdrawal from normal activities, unexplained changes in alertness, or other unusual behavioral changes.
What is it? Sexual contact that is forced, tricked, threatened, or otherwise coerced upon a vulnerable elder, including anyone who is unable to grant consent.
What are the warning signs? Bruises around the breasts or genital area and unexplained sexually transmitted diseases.
What is it? Theft, fraud, misuse or neglect of authority, and use of undue influence as a lever to gain control over an older person’s money or property.
What are the warning signs? Sudden change in finances and accounts, altered wills and trusts, unusual bank withdrawals, checks written as “loans” or “gifts,” and loss of property.
What is it? A caregiver’s failure or refusal to provide for a vulnerable elder’s safety, physical, or emotional needs.
What are the warning signs? Pressure ulcers, filth, lack of medical care, malnutrition or dehydration.
What is it? Desertion of a frail or vulnerable elder by anyone with a duty of care.
What are the warning signs? The desertion of the person at a shopping center or other public location; and A person’s own report of being abandoned.
What is it? An inability to understand the consequences of one’s own actions or inaction, which leads to, or may lead to, harm or endangerment.
What are the warning signs? Little or no personal care, refusing medication, disoriented or incoherent, unsafe living conditions, hoarding, inability to manage finances and property, and isolation.
275 W. Clay Ave., Suite 100
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
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7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Tri-County Protection Team works to identify, advocate, and seek justice for adult victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation within the Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana counties of Michigan.
You can report any known or possible abuse at any time by calling the 24-hour hotline at 1-855-444-3911.
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