Inflicting physical force, causing pain or injury upon an older adult.
Sexual abuse is when a person touches, fondles, has intercourse, or engages in any other sexual activity with an older adult. It is also abuse when the older adult is unable to understand or consent, feels threatened, or is physically forced to do something.
Verbal or non-verbal actions can be defined by causing fear and confusion, assaulting, threatening to abuse, harassment, or conducting intimidating behavior.
Restraining or isolating an elderly person for non-medical reasons is confinement/isolation as well as intentionally preventing them from receiving mail, telephone calls or visitors.
Denying life necessities - which includes, but is not limited to:
Further examples include:
The illegal or unethical exploitation and/or use of an elder’s funds, property, or other assets.
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