As baby-boomers enter retirement, their families may be confronted with issues regarding their care. Our Illinois residents may not be aware of this, but nursing home abuse is a growing problem in today's society. Thus, it may be beneficial to have a basic understanding of what elder abuse is, signs to look out for and how to prevent it.
When a loved one or elderly family member more care than family can provide, a decision may have to be made to move the loved one into a nursing home. A nursing home is place where an individual who does not need to be in a hospital but needs additional skilled medical care can go. There are different kinds of nursing homes and what is best for a loved one or elderly family member will depend on their needs.