Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Archives - The Law Office of WT Johnson Blog
Elder abuse is a problem in our country because there are so many seniors who are dependent on others for their care and safety. While most caregivers are kind and truly care about the welfare of their patients, this is not always the case. Read the rest »
Nursing home financial abuse can happen in a number of ways. Nursing home staff can simply steal money when the resident isn’t looking, or isn’t in their room, or residents can be tricked into signing financial documents. Checks can be stolen and cashed, or the staff could just charge money for unnecessary services, or services that were never even rendered.
A report last year from Fox7 and Adult Protective Services has called attention to a prevalent problem in the State of Texas: elder abuse. The investigation revealed examples of financial, physical, and emotional abuse of residents of area nursing homes, crimes that often go unreported and are difficult to prosecute. Statistics indicate more than 1,000 cases a month occur in the state.
The website for the state Attorney General states, “The Office of the Attorney General and the State of Texas are committed to protecting you from verbal, emotional and physical abuse, as well as financial exploitation, whether you are living in your own home, with family or in a long-term care facility.” There are strict state laws that protect senior citizens from such abuse, and it’s important for anyone who has elders in their care to know what their rights are. Read the rest »
According to the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN), 19 percent of people who reported identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 were over age 60. Many lived in nursing homes or other skilled-care settings. Read the rest »
The scam artist called the Dallas woman and told her that her grandson had suffered a drunk driving accident in New Mexico. He claimed to be a lawyer, telling the woman that if she mailed $15,000 to a Northridge, California address, her grandson wouldn’t be charged with a crime. Read the rest »
You want to know what happened, and you want any negligent parties held accountable for what they did. The last thing you want is to be surprised by the fine print in nursing home paperwork – a surprise that could cost you the case. Read the rest »
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