- •there are no standardized definitions of abuse;
- •nursing home and medical personnel are reluctant to report abuse;
- •health care professionals do not recognize abuse;
- •victims are unable or afraid to report the mistreatment;
- •families are unaware of reporting mechanisms;
- •each state has different reporting requirements.
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