Nursing homes help senior citizens by providing daily care for their health problems and concerns. Additionally, these communities can help seniors stay socially active in their autumn years. However, some eldercare workers do not properly treat their residents, with some even stealing from these vulnerable individuals. In other cases, the eldercare community’s administrators may even defraud residents out of their personal property.
Contact the St. Louis theft and fraud lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 to learn more about your rights and options if you or a loved one has had property stolen while living in a nursing home. Our experienced legal advocates are ready to provide the support you need to take action.
Theft and Fraud in Eldercare Facilities
When senior citizens move to an eldercare community, they may be required to give up a certain amount of their freedom to live there. However, they do not lose the right to possess their own property. Nursing home workers have no right to take legal property from a resident. While living in a nursing home, a resident may experience the following types of theft and fraud:
- Stealing property out of the resident’s room
- Confiscating allowed property
- Stealing credit cards and personal identification
- Defrauding residents out of savings
- Defrauding residents through insurance or healthcare scams
If a nursing home resident experiences any of these forms of theft or fraud, he or she may be able to pursue compensation through litigation.
If you or a loved one has had property illegally taken while living in a nursing home, we are ready to help. To learn more about your options and our services, contact the St. Louis theft and fraud attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.