Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Just like physical abuse and neglect, it is also possible that abuses in the finances of a resident of a nursing home can happen, and it takes in several forms. This is an illegal act which must be dealt with by a lawyer in this field. So, as the guardian, you might want to know if the following has happened to your loved one in the nursing home:

  • Stealing of money;
  • Unauthorized use of financial account of resident;
  • Missing cash from the wallet;
  • Ordering checks in the staff’s name;
  • Forging the resident’s signature for financial transactions

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