Warning Signs of Elder Abuse
Dear Senior Legal Line:
I am worried about my neighbor. I live in a senior apartment building and I am friendly with a woman down the hall from me. Lately I have not seen her around as much, and when I do see her, she seems withdrawn and does not want to participate in our card group or go for coffee anymore. What's more, I have seen bruises on her arm. I asked her about it, but she dismissed the bruises as resulting from a fall. Her demeanor has been depressed ever since her grandson came to stay with her. He is here supposedly to take care of her, since she is getting frail in her age. What can I do to make sure my friend is safe?