The types of abuse include: physical, sexual, emotional and exploitative. Abuse means the infliction upon an adult (by one's self or others) of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish. Physical abuse includes pushing, hitting, slapping, pinching and other ways of physically harming a person. It can also mean incorrect positioning, force feeding, restraining or giving medication without their knowledge. Sexual abuse includes rape or other unwanted sexual contact, but it can also mean forced or coerced nudity, exhibitionism, and other non-touching sexual situations. Exploitation is the unlawful or improper act of a caretaker using an adult or his resources for monetary or personal benefit, profit or gain. Emotional abuse occurs when an elderly person is threatened, humiliated, intimidated or otherwise psychologically hurt.
If you would like to report abuse call: 419.213.8663