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Spotting the Signs of Elder Abuse

Abuse can happen to any older person. Learn about the different types of abuse, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help.  

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Spotting the signs of elder abuse. 1 in 10 adults 60+ are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Abuse can be physical, neglect, financial, emotional, sexual, or abandonment. Watch for these signs: seems depressed/withdrawn. Isolation. Has unexplained bruises, burns, scars. Appears dirty, unfed, dehydrated, under/over medicated. Has bed sores. Recent changes in spending money. Talk w/ the older person then contact Adult Protective Services, police, or long term care ombudsman

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The Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ created Sacred Heart Villa (formerly St. Michael Convent) in 2003 with the vision of providing a personal care home for the Sisters and other seniors of southeastern Pennsylvania. The Sisters renovated St. Michael in order to create 35 personal care residential rooms. Sacred Heart Villa officially opened her doors to her first new residents in May 2004, with space for 57 Sisters and 40 other senior residents.  The facility has two residential buildings, a remodeled dining room, a new fireside lounge, library, cafĂ© and beauty shop. The chapel remains in the middle of the facility for it truly is the Heart of the community. Each new residential room provides an individual with privacy, safety and security in an environment of beauty and grace. Mass is celebrated each day, and is open to the public.

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