World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recognition of  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, we are sharing signs of elder abuse provided by the National Center on Elder Abuse. To learn more, visit 

Physical Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Dehydration or weight loss
  • Missing daily living aids
  • Unexplained injuries, bruises, cuts, or sores
  • Unattended medical needs
  • Unsanitary living conditions, poor hygiene

Financial Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Fraudulent signatures on financial documents
  • Unpaid bills
  • Unusual or sudden changes in spending patterns, will, or other financial documents

Behavioral Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Increased fear or anxiety
  • Isolation from friends or family, withdrawal from normal activities
  • Unusual changes in behavior or sleep

MLSA assists elder Montanans with civil legal issues. To apply, contact Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) at 1-800-666-6899 or apply online at