February 7, 2011
A former social director at Brookhaven nursing home in Tennessee was convicted of financial nursing home abuse and received 5 years of probation in lieu of serving prison time. The man admits to exploiting an elderly resident at the nursing home. He illegally obtained a check for $20,000, as well as cash, and a van from the resident.
“I was in a bad financial situation, which is no excuse. Um, I mismanaged the money that I was making at the nursing home and I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, touching that money,” said the convicted ex-nursing home worker.
The man did not cash the check for $20,000 and returned the money, leading to one count of theft being dismissed.
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to financial abuse, even when in a nursing home. It is always best keep an eye on your loves ones in nursing homes, paying attention to their physical, emotional, and financial well being. If you or a loved one had been financially exploited while in the care of a nursing home you should contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately to receive the justice you deserve.