Deteriorating mental and physical conditions make the elderly vulnerable to abuse. In many
circumstances, elderly abuse victims may not have the ability to communicate their concerns.
Compounded by a facility’s attempts to cover up wrongdoing and a family member’s infrequent
visits or failure to recognize signs of abuse, nursing home neglect becomes the silent killer....
Many people with elderly parents are still in the work force or are otherwise not equipped to deal
directly with their parent’s care when the parent becomes unable to manage his or her own
affairs. Relying on a long-term care facility or nursing home is a professional solution designed
to meet the parent’s daily needs. ...