Primary Risk Factors

An elderly individual who is dependent on another person for care and support.

The older adult is isolated from family and/or friends, even if living with someone.

Signs of Abuse

Bruises or other injuries.

Poor hygiene.

An older adult who appears unusually withdrawn or evasive.

An individual seems to exert excessive control over the actions or finances of an older adult.


In Pennsylvania, contact the Area Agency on Aging in your county or the Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline at

1-800-490-8505, which connects callers to services 24/7.

For New Jersey county offices: Contact the state Division of Aging Services at 609-588-6501. After hours, contact 911 or local police.