A daughter was horrified when she walked into an emergency room and saw dark bruises on her 88-year-old mother’s face. The daughter demanded to know what had caused these elderly injuries, but she has received no answers. That is because her mother is unable to talk, due to her advancing dementia. She has also been unable to walk or even roll over. Thus, it seems quite difficult that she could have given herself the bruises. While the daughter suspects nursing home abuse, she is unable to verify this. All the employees deny that any elder abuse occurred. This incident highlights how difficult it is to label elderly abuse when the victims are unable to speak. If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the physical abuse, please click the link.