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Abuse & Indicators

Physical Abuse: beating, slapping, kicking, rough handling, or other abuse causing welts, cuts, burns, abrasions, sprains, bruises, dislocations, fractures or broken bones.

Neglect by Caregiver/Others: lack of supervision, failure to give medicine, food or personal care, not attending to bed sores.

Self-Neglect: Indicators such as inability to provide self-care (i.e. cook, eat, bath), over-medication/under-medication, untreated medical or mental conditions, aimless wandering, causing fires.

Psychological/Emotional Abuse: Indicators such as verbal threats or insults, cursing, belittling, withholding companionship or isolation.

Sexual Abuse: Indicators such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), pregnancy, bruises, bleeding, pain or itching in genital or anal areas, difficulty in walking or sitting.

Financial Abuse/Exploitation: Indicators such as mismanaging money or stealing property, savings, credit cards, unusual activity in bank accounts, misuse of assets by a representative payee.

Call Vulnerable Person Abuse Hotline at 844-437-6282 to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or click to make a non-emergency report. Call local law enforcement agency or 911 if the situation is a life threatening emergency.

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Aging & Adult Services
601-359-4929 | 601-359-4577 | 800-948-3090
750 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39202

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