Elder crimes have risen drastically across the nation. Senior abuse, senior neglect and crimes against the elderly have even caused some states to create a specific division to prosecute such crimes. Many senior victims are actually hurt by those they know. It is important for communities to stay knowledgeable about the signs to look for to determine if elder abuse is occurring, whether an abused senior is in a nursing home or not. To learn more about this growing problem which in recent years has lead to a flood of nursing home lawsuits click here.