Oftentimes, residents of long-term care homes choose to authorize the facility to manage all or part of their savings. Unfortunately, this can, and does, lead to cases of nursing home theft, which are usually left undetected and unreported.
To help you determine the risk of theft at your loved one’s nursing home, some of tips you might want to consider are:
- Investigate – Sites such as Medicare.gov provide records of breaches a nursing home has committed
- Observe – Does the nursing home conduct background checks on its employees? Is the facility equipped with anti-theft equipment (CCTV cameras etc.)?
- Track – Keep track of your loved one’s monthly/quarterly financial statement and keep an eye on suspicious expenses. List all his/her belongings and periodically check for missing items
At Joe Miller Law, we consider nursing home theft in Norfolk a very serious abuse that should not be tolerated in any way. If you believe nursing home theft has negatively impacted your loved one, call us at (888) 694-1671 to discuss filing a civil suit against the party responsible.