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April 2, 2012

A recent story on a Pennsylvania news channel website reported the story of an elderly nursing home resident who was robbed of $379,000 by her power of attorney nephew.

The financial nursing home abuse occurred at Arden Court Nursing Home in Susquehanna Township. The alleged abuser is accused of taking nearly all of his great aunt’s money from social security checks and her pension.

The financial elder abuse was noticed by nursing home staff when the victim’s payment were past due. The victim is an 89-year-old former teacher who now has Alzheimer’s disease.

Officials say picking a power of attorney is something one should do far in advance to avoid making a potentially bad decision.

The District Attorney said these types of financial crimes against the elderly are happening more and more frequently.

A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family if any type of nursing home abuse or neglect becomes an issue in your lives.

source: http://www.abc27.com/story/17314574/officials-warn-elderly-of-potential-power-of-attorney-abuse

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