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Protecting the Elderly from Nursing Home Abuse

Question: How can I protect my parents who are in a nursing home from elder abuse? Answer: Elder abuse can take many forms including psychological, sexual or emotional abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, neglect and even self-neglect. Become aware of the signs of these types of abuses. If you suspect that your loved ones are abuse victims, an attorney can help connect you with relevant reporting agencies and can also advise you about any legal remedies that may be available. For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to