Elder abuse doesn’t have to be physicial. It can be mental coercion, or the sort of financial abuse that leaves someone penniless after a lifetime of work and saving.
Ask Gwendolyn Swank of Pemaquid. A trusted neighbor first scared her to death, then used her fear to rob her over the course of years. This is her story. Her lawyer from Legal Services for the Elderly called it a terrible case of elder abuse.