To abuse the elderly is any form of treating them without respect. Where they end up getting hurt or injured. It is either physical or emotional abuse. Where they are being hurt physically or they are being talked down. An example of talking down is telling that person that they should not be here or telling them that nobody cares about them. They could be not fed. It could also mean that if they fall out of a bed and not helped back up. Another example of abuse would be being hit. Another form of the elderly being abused is they are used for their assets or their money is being taken from them that they need. Some signs that an elderly person is getting abused is seeing bruises or bedsores. Bedsores are a form of too much pressure put on a spot on the persons back or legs. They could loose a lot of weight or could be extremely alert than normal. How you can tell if they are being abused is, patients that you thought don’t have their minds or are out of their minds will try and place threats on the people or the person that is abusing them. Another sign that they are being abused is if they are arguing with the people or the person that is taking care of them. Being abused does a toll on an elderly person’s mind. They are never the same person after that. Abuse of the elderly is rarely reported. Look for welts or abrasions. You can also look for fractures or broken bones. Another form of elderly abuse is, Psychological abuse. The caregiver is using someone’s property without the person’s permission. Faking the person’s signature. Taking money out of his/her’s account without them knowing. Trying to get the person to sign a deed over. Trying to get the person to make them power of attorney.