Abuse in elderly care homes happens nationwide.
While many nursing homes and elderly care facilities receive ratings from independent organizations, these rating systems are far from perfect.
The best way to spot abuse in elderly care homes is with your own eyes, so it's important to visit elderly loved ones and relatives frequently.
The National Center on Elder Abuse provides a state-by-state resource which includes laws, state reporting and monitoring offices for elderly care homes.
While most nursing and elderly care homes offer quality care for seniors, sometimes situations arise in which the elderly are neglected and abused.