Financial Abuse in South Carolina Nursing Homes
How a Greenville, SC Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help
Financial fraud is one of the fastest growing forms of elder
abuse in nursing homes across the country. Often unreported, the rate at which elders are financially
taken advantage of can be hard to track. In fact, a report in
Consumers Digest suggests that only about 1 in every 25 cases is reported. If you have reason
to suspect your elderly loved one is being financially scammed at his
or her nursing home facility, do not wait to involve an attorney. The
sooner you employ legal representation, the better able you’ll be
to build a strong case to combat the abuse.
Contact a Greenville, SC nursing home abuse lawyer at the Jordan Law Center for a free, confidential consultation.
Commons Types of Financial Elder Abuse Cases We Handle
Every year, a number of financial scams are committed against the unassuming
elderly residents of nursing homes. According to a report published by
Consumers Digest, at least 5 million cases of financial abuse occur in the U.S. each year.
Among the most common types of scams we see are:
- Abusing conservatorship / guardianship / power of attorney rights
- Cashing an elderly resident’s check without authorization
- Coercing an elderly resident to sign documents they might not otherwise
sign, i.e. drafting a new will
- Exploiting an elderly resident’s finances
- Forging an elderly resident’s signature
Recognize the Signs of Elder Financial Abuse
One of the best ways to combat financial elder abuse is to recognize the
signs so you can stop the acts from continuing. This can be difficult
if you’re not living in the facility with your elderly loved one;
however, there are signs you can look for to spot red flags as soon as possible:
- Abrupt bank withdrawals
- Adding a new person to a banking account
- Frequent checks being written to the same person or institution
- Sudden changes to legal documents, i.e. wills and trusts
- Unexplained transfers of money
Educating yourself on the warning sings to look for when you suspect financial
elderly abuse can go a long way in helping to prevent the scams from continuing
in the future. For more information about what to look for and how to
act once you’ve found it, contact us at the Jordan Law Center.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
At the Jordan Law Center, we’re committed to holding negligent and
abusive parties responsible for the harm they’ve caused. It’s
our goal to help protect those who’ve been financially taken advantage
of, and we will invest all of our efforts into ensuring the abuse is put
to an end for good.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation.