ihateyoutoo saidTypes of abuse
ihateyoutoo saidwell, i would say you HAVE to intervene ONLY if you can prove that there's abuse going on. don't know how you should go about it though.
I think calling 911 is reasonable in this sense, isn't it? Inform them of what is happening and also record any piece of information such as car number.
but the op said that he suspects it although there's no real proof.
NeglectIndicators of physical abuse
Cuts and bruises
Poor skin condition
BurnsIndicators of emotional abuse
Hesitation to talk openly
AgitationIndicators of financial abuse
Power of Attorney has been changed
Lost jewelry or silverware
Not having the funds for the necessaries of life
Necessaries of life denied or not provided by the Power of Attorney
Signing legal documents they do not understandIndicators of neglect
Senior is inadequately clothed
Senior is malnourished or dehydrated
Senior has an untreated medical condition or injury
History of accidents or injuries
Caregiver is not meeting health care needs for the senior
If you have noticed any of these indicator, you can call the general police line
or a distress center
listed in your phone book.Some cities also have a specific "hot line" to report or express concern regarding elder abuse, this is usually tied in with the police services.