Is Your Loved One the Victim of Financial Abuse?
Enrolling a loved one in a nursing home is a serious decision. When you decided to send your relative to a care facility, you did so out of the sincere belief that such a place would be the best place for them to maintain a high quality of life. Many nursing homes provide their patients with exactly that.
Unfortunately, however, some people take advantage of the vulnerable people who are entrusted with nursing homes. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including financial, physical, and sexual abuse.
Financial abuse occurs when a nursing home staffer takes advantage of your loved one financially. This abuse can take many forms, including repeated requests for money or outright stealing. Financial abusers often prey upon their well-meaning victims by building up trust and then taking large amounts of money from them.
Your loved one worked for a lifetime to acquire their savings. Don’t let one manipulative staffer destroy a lifetime of work. If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important to learn how to identify possible warning signs of abuse. This will help you protect your vulnerable relatives from potential predators.
Possible Signs of Financial Abuse
Possible indications that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home financial abuse include:
- -Sudden, dramatic changes in spending habits
- -Making financial or material gifts to new acquaintances
- -The absence of everyday material goods your loved one could historically afford
- -A caregiver who controls your loved one’s finances
- -Apparent unawareness by your loved one of their own financial transactions
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe firmly in the dignity of every human being. All nursing home patients have a right to live free from abuse. With our proven record of winning big settlements for clients who have suffered horrible indignities, we want to help you fight for the justice you deserve. An experienced attorney may be able to help you regain the money that was coerced or taken from your loved one. We will listen to your story and help you understand all of your options, possibly including negotiations.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home financial abuse and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.