Theft or Fraud in nursing homes: You trust nursing homes to provide your elderly loved ones with the greatest quality of care and security. Nursing homes can make a significant difference for families when a family member needs around-the-clock care and clinical treatments in order to live comfortably and happily. In Lexington, nursing home larceny or fraud are serious forms of nursing home abuse that many people don’t even consider happening to their nearest and dearest.
Unlike some physical mistreatment, there are frequently no outward indications when fraud or theft was committed. The nursing home resident may have no notion that a crime was committed and they have been made a victim. Once the loss is detected, the emotional toll can be as devastating as the financial loss.
At the Michael Jeffcoat Firm, our nursing home abuse attorneys take both the psychological and the financial harms seriously. We work to bring justice for our customers and their families.
Examples of Fraud and Theft
The opportunities for larceny or fraud to break the nursing home patients’ bill of rights are numerous. Employees of the nursing home, other patients, or nursing homes itself may all participate in theft or fraud by:
Taking money paid to the nursing home for care of the patient:
- Taking personal things from residents
- Extorting residents for assets or cash
- Forging documentation
- Bank account fraud
We can assist you to fight back if your loved one has been the victim of nursing home larceny or fraud. To learn more about what our experienced Lexington nursing home abuse attorneys can do in cases of nursing home larceny or fraud, please contact the Michael Jeffcoat Firm today by calling (803) 310-6258 to speak with an experienced legal professional.