reporting it openly can result in further harm instead of an anticipated positive resolution.
The elderly are protected from abuse when you first make a report... but there is no protection the second time if you are abused for reporting. Check your local laws, such as The Whistleblowers Act, for protection as not all sectors of the workforce are covered by some Acts. Dealing with a reprisal can be a very difficult and daunting challenge in which legal counsel is generally required.
Make a difference. Make the call. But know the risks.
Advocating with honesty and integrity,