I think one of the nursing home staff is stealing my relative’s personal items; is this nursing home abuse?

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Many people may not know that nursing home abuse isn’t always strictly physical. Financial and personal abuse such as theft of money or personal effects also can be considered nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon problem in many nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The elderly often are more vulnerable and trusting of strangers or other people, which may make them easy targets for nursing home employees. 

In order to help prevent this type of criminal activity from happening to your loved one, a Louisville nursing home abuse lawyer recommends the following: 

  • Do not allow nursing home staff or employees access to a resident’s bank or other financial accounts;
  • Ask your loved one to keep precious heirlooms or expensive items with you in a safe place;
  • Get your loved one a safe or lockbox where they can keep their money and valuables; and
  • Advise loved ones not to let strangers or people they do not trust into their rooms or allow them to handle purses or wallets. 

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.