They have horrifying elder abuse in America as well as in the UK. - Same causes: Failure to employ suitable people. Failure to investigate complaints. Useless regulatory systems. Failure to take appropriate measures to curb abuse when abuse is clear. Failure to take serious action in the criminal courts to punish the vile creatures who commit the atrocities. Failure to give a damn about the violated, vulnerable, fellow human beings who are the victims of such appalling assaults. The article for which I have given the link is about elder abuse in Minnesota. Maybe Michele Bachmann might be able to reduce these instances of inhumane treatment?