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Families in Elder Abuse Case Use Networks to Cope

The families of alleged elder abuse victims are reaching out on social networking websites to spread the message of reform in long-term care facilities across the country. The families, who have formed under a group called Families Against Nursing Home Abuse, have pages on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. At these sites, people can read reactions to elder abuse and get to know the alleged victims in words and photos. Victims are trying to get the community involved, and the attention of local people. They are committed to providing information and resources for the continuum of long-term care. Elder abuse can happen everywhere, even in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the elder abuse, please click the link.