If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of elder abuse and/or neglect, do not hesitate to act on your suspicions. Typically, if you feel something is wrong, it probably is. Try talking to your loved one. Unfortunately, may elderly victims do not speak out when they are victimized either because they are embarrassed to be a victim or because they fear reprisals for doing so. Speak to the administrator of the facility as soon as you become concerned. If your suspicions are confirmed, contact law enforcement authorities and make a report.
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