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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Signs of Financial Exploitation in a Nursing Home

Elderly persons who are cared for by a nursing home sometimes are found to be financially taken advantage of. The elderly is most vulnerable when they are entirely dependent on someone else for their everyday needs. When financial exploitation occurs, both the resident and the family end up feeling violated and taken advantage of by those that they put their trust in. If you feel that you or a loved one have been financially exploited, it is important that you know this is a violation against elderly rights. Do not feel ashamed of such abuse, as there are people on your side and laws that protect the elderly from abuse. An Illinois elderly abuse attorney can help to determine your case through a case evaluation.

Common Signs of Financial Exploitation

  • Frequent checks are written to a caregiver or provider
  • Unusual bank account activity
  • The elderly person transfers titles, loans or other accounts for no apparent reason

  • If a care provider is responsible for financial accounts and bills and payments are late or unpaid

  • Unusual and or large gifts are given to a care provider

  • Personal belongings are missing

  • Changes are made in a will when a person is not cognitively aware

  • Large loans are taken out

  • Caregivers seem to be constantly anxious or private about the financial being of an elderly person

  • An elderly person seems to be isolated, depressed and or have increased anxiety 

    If you suspect abuse to an elderly person first report it to the facility administration. If action is not taken, you can then call the Illinois elderly abuse hotline at 1 (800) 252-8966. If you still feel like you need to further investigate your loved ones situation, call a nursing home abuse attorney to learn about your rights today.

    Malman Law is dedicated to fighting against elderly abuse and neglect. Our team of attorneys have successfully settled all types of nursing home cases including wrongful death, slip and falls, financial exploitation, malnutrition, dehydration and bedsores. There is no case too big or too small for our attorneys to handle. If you or a loved one feel that you need legal representation, call our firm today for a free case evaluation and reliable legal advice. 

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