Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly In Nursing Homes
Your elderly parent or family member has worked his or her entire life. The thought of anyone taking advantage of him or her financially during his or her retirement stage is devastating and even infuriating. Sadly, financial exploitation of the elderly does happen and happens often.
If you believe your loved one has been or is currently being financially abused, it is time to take legal action. At the Carter Law Offices, we have a successful record when it comes to nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys serve the Kansas City metro area and surrounding counties, practicing in both Missouri and Kansas. If your elderly parent or family member has suffered financial abuse or any other type of elder abuse, call our Kansas City nursing home lawyers at 816-283-3500 for a free case evaluation.
Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
Financial abuse of the elderly is anytime someone uses an elderly person’s financial funds or personal property without authorization. Oftentimes caregivers who work closely with an elderly person take advantage of the situation for their own financial gain.
According to the nonprofit resource Healthguide.org, financial abuse of the elderly can include:
- Using elderly person’s personal checks, credit card, cash or other monies for personal gain/use
- Stealing cash, income, checks or personal property
- Forging an elderly person’s signature
- Taking elderly person’s SSN and engaging in identity theft
You may want to be especially cautious of your elderly parent or family member being a victim of any of the following:
- Claims that the elderly person has won a “prize” but must pay money to claim
- Fake charities
- Investment and Ponzi schemes
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If you believe your loved one has been the victim of financial exploitation, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation. To learn more about how Carter Law Offices can help you with your financial elder law abuse case, schedule a consultation today. You can e-mail us or call 816-283-3500.