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What to Look for in Financial Abuse in a Kansas Nursing Home

When living in a nursing home, families trust that their loved ones are receiving the best care possible. Although many Wichita, Andover and Goddard nursing facilities do a great job of doing just that, others fail to do the proper background checks when hiring employees. Unfortunately, this can lead to abuse, in several different forms.

Since many families are aware of abuse in nursing homes, they are often on the lookout for warning signs that their loved one may not be taken care of correctly. However, not all abuse comes in physical and emotional forms. One commonly overlooked form of abuse of the elderly is financial.

Although the consequences are very different from physical or emotional abuse, financial abuse can have devastating consequences for the nursing home resident. It is common for a nursing home resident to rely on a staff member to help them with their finances. Their assets may include money, property or other valuables, all which make them susceptible to theft.

Warning Signs of Financial Abuse:

Warning signs include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden changes in the resident’s will or trust
  • Unexplained large withdrawals from the elderly person’s bank account
  • Charges for healthcare that are not provided at the facility
  • Missing personal belongings
  • The elderly person living in poor conditions
  • Unpaid bills

Each of these signs merit serious concern. Without investigating the situation, financial ruin is a potential outcome. If you believe a loved one is the target of financial abuse, it’s time to contact a Wichita nursing home abuse attorney.

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If you have had a Kansas nursing home abuse injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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