Senior citizens who are the victims of elder abuse may suffer beatings or other forms of physical abuse. They may be being emotionally or sexually abused. Some are the victims of exploitation or scams. Others do not get the care they need. Elder abuse can happen due to neglect or even abandonment. Most elderly people who are the victims of abuse are being harmed by their own adult children.
When finally the complications get too great, we turn to an assisted living, nursing home, or other long-term care facility to continue the thoughtful and conscientious care we are no longer able to provide.
Many of these facilities provide excellent care, however, far too many do not. Often understaffed with underpaid and poorly trained employees, many nursing homes push the bottom line so far that they endanger the lives of their patients.