I’m sick to death of hearing about all the abuse and neglect in care facilities. I also have family and friends who live in group homes. My family and I have five years experience visiting a nursing home on a weekly basis.I think all facilities should treat the people who live there with dignity and respect. People in the neighborhood should do the same thing. The neighborhood and group care organizations should work together as a team and not tear each other apart. There should be a dialogue between all communities and all the people who live in these communities. I don’t care about what race, disability, religion or color a person is. Everyone should be treated equally.If you see something, speak up. If you don’t, abuse and neglect could happen to you or your loved ones in a facility. If this abuse and neglect keeps on happening, where will people live? Where will people go to get the care, love and support they need? All people deserve to have the freedom to live in a welcoming environment. All faculties should a place for people to grow, mature and be safe.State legislators should pass both bills (A6830A/S4736B and S5089) regarding abuse and neglect within care facilities. Ashley ZoltowskiSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re May 6 editorial, “Take steps now to prevent future abuses of disabled”: I’m almost 25 years old and I’m a person with cerebral palsy. I’m working towards my GED and have a part-time job as an after-school counselor in a care facility in the community.