Skilled Attorney Empowering Victims of Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes 

Nursing home residents are often vulnerable, which puts them at risk for financial abuse. You should be prepared to take immediate action if you suspect your loved one might have become a victim of financial abuse. At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, our nursing home abuse attorney in San Antonio have vast experience and resources to hold the at-fault party liable for their abusive or fraudulent actions while recovering maximum compensation for the damages and losses your loved one suffered. 

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What is Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes?

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), financial abuse in a nursing home occurs when valuables, money, or personal belongings of a resident are illegally, fraudulently or without consent taken from them. It includes the unauthorized use of a long-term care home resident’s credit cards or bank accounts and forging checks. Financial theft may also include changing names on wills, bank accounts, and insurance policies among other assets. 

Common Types of Nursing Home Financial Abuse in Texas

Elder financial abuse can take many forms. It’s vital that you remain vigilant and track all financial and personal records of your elderly loved one. Here are some of the typical forms of financial exploitation and abuse that may occur in nursing homes:

  • Keeping change after running errands
  • Stealing personal possessions and valuables
  • Stealing a resident’s checks
  • Using the resident’s credit or debit card without their permission
  • Deceiving or coercing a resident into signing their financial document
  • Forging a resident’s signature
  • Charging for nonexistent or unnecessary services
  • Keeping money meant for important expenses, such as to pay for medical services
  • Making changes to the elderly resident’s estate documents without their active consent 
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Signs of Financial Abuse in Texas Nursing Homes

Financial abuse is a widespread problem as per the NIA and can often be difficult to detect. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has listed the following warning signs of financial abuse:

  • New or abrupt changes in power of attorney
  • New or unexpected changes in a will
  • Large or unexplained cash transfers or withdrawals
  • Signing a financial document without explaining it to the elder before
  • Large credit card bills
  • Checks or bank statements going to third party
  • Forging legal or financial documents
  • Missing property or other valuables
  • Unpaid rent or utilities
  • Withdrawals that the elder could not have made
  • Sudden appearance of unknown or uninvolved relatives
  • Inclusion of unknown parties to bank accounts
  • Sudden changes in spending habits
  • Provision of unnecessary services

If you have witnessed any of these warning signs, you should speak with an experienced San Antonio nursing home financial abuse attorney to learn more about how to stop it and hold the responsible party accountable.

Steps to Take if You Suspect Nursing Home Financial Abuse in Texas

The first thing to do when you suspect a staff member to be financially abusing your loved one is to speak with the nursing home administrator privately. It’s possible that they may not be aware of the incident, but may still provide you with rational explanations, such as changes in spending habits.

Legal Duty to Report Suspected Elder Fraud in Texas

Anyone with a cause to believe a disabled or an elderly person is in a state of neglect, abuse, or exploitation is legally obligated to report it under Texas law. There are serious penalties if responsible parties fail to report elder financial abuse or emotional abuse. Nursing homes have a responsibility to report elder abuse as well. Fiduciary duty may be owed by a professional handling the senior’s money. You may have a claim for breach of fiduciary duty if the professional knowingly allowed the fraud to occur. 

Get a Free Case Evaluation from Our Seasoned Nursing Home Financial Abuse Attorney

At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, our medical malpractice attorney believes that the most vulnerable individuals, especially seniors should not have to suffer financial harm or injustice of any kind. This is why our nursing home abuse attorney, Glenn W. Cunningham, is dedicated to protecting residents from all types of financial abuse. If you need help or you suspect a loved one to be a victim of nursing home financial abuse, please don’t hesitate to speak with us. 

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