It was so sad to see Mickey Rooney testifying about Elder Abuse. What a brave thing for him to do to speak out. It is all too common and they suffer in silence and protect their abusive family members.
With the first baby boomers turning 65 this year, people living longer, tougher laws need to be put into place to make sure this does not continue. Some of us do not have close family members that will care for us and we should be able to be taken care of properly and without fear of abuse. There are a lot of good facilities out there....but, not everyone can afford the best ones.