Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare Facility

(HealthDay News) -- Each year, thousands of adults over age 60 are abused, neglected or financially exploited, the National Institute on Aging says.

The agency mentions these possible warning signs of elder abuse:

  • Trouble sleeping.

  • Depression or confusion.

  • Unexplained weight loss.

  • Acting agitated or violent.

  • Social withdrawal.

  • Unexplained bruises, burns or scars.

  • Unkempt appearance.

  • Bed sores.