Elder abuse and neglect in Maine takes on many forms, including:
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
The signs of elder abuse may be very subtle, particularly when the abuse is something other than physical. A few things to look for are:
- Changes in the physical appearance, grooming or general behavior of the elder
- Unusual banking activity
- Sudden changes in estate planning, or transfers of assets, deeds or trusts
Any of these warning signs – alone or combined – may suggest the elder has fallen victim to neglect, abuse or financial exploitation.