Elder abuse and abuse of those in dependent care is a serious issue in our country. It occurs daily, yet goes unnoticed except in the most egregious of cases. Our state licensing and oversight agencies do not have the necessary manpower and resources to address this issue at the level needed which allows a profit before patient care approach to exist and in some cases, thrive. Our investigators have interviewed thousands of patients, caregivers and facility administration employees in investigating allegations of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and financial abuse. Conducting these investigations requires a detailed and objective approach to interviews, compassion for the victims and an understanding of how skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, board and care facilities and hospitals operate. Our years of experience in conducting elder and dependent care abuse investigations provides Gailey Associates the ability to conduct these investigations in an efficient and comprehensive manner.