In Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Before It Starts, Debra Savage speaks not only to caregivers and receivers, but also to the families, spouses, and children of nursing home patients. She addresses the growing phenomenon of abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the United States-and what families can do to prevent it. Savage's mission is to help others become informed family advocates-to help prevent our loved ones and family members from becoming victims of abuse or neglect, while others turn their backs and do or say nothing. She aims to help other families who have loved ones in nursing homes or those who are considering placing their family members in nursing homes by providing consumers with accurate and detailed information, along with resources, should a loved one or someone they know become a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse. This no-nonsense guide provides vital information that will assist families in making the toughest decision of their lives, while providing the steps to take to insure that their time in the nursing home is positive.