Financial Abuse of the Elderly
When older people become mentally or physically incapable of taking care of themselves, their family members often must make the difficult decision to put them in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Normally, these homes offer good care as well as social opportunities for the elderly. However, sometimes a cruel nursing home staff member will take advantage of your elderly loved one and commit financial abuse.
Elderly people deserve our care and respect. If a caretaker has failed to give your elderly loved one the positive attention that he or she deserves, you should fight back against this negligence. Contact an experienced Danville nursing home abuse attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Financial Exploitation
Financial exploitation of the elderly can take a number of different forms. Nursing home staff may use physical, sexual, or psychological intimidation to force an elderly person to give them property, money, or other assets. Caretakers can also simply steal an elderly person’s possessions, checks, cash, or other valuable items.
Signs of Financial Abuse
Theft and fraud against the elderly can be difficult to detect. Thus, it is important to know the signs of financial abuse so that you can help put a stop to this exploitation as quickly as possible. The following may be indicators of financial exploitation:
- Unpaid bills
- Changes in your elderly loved one’s will or power of attorney
- Changes in property deeds
- Missing possessions or family heirlooms
Financial abuse can rob your elderly loved one of the financial support necessary to pay for medical bills, caregivers, and other expenses.
If your elderly loved one has been subjected to abuse by a caregiver, you should not let this terrible exploitation go unpunished. To fight back, contact an experienced Danville nursing home abuse lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.