What Does It Mean When An Elderly Nursing Home Resident Is A Victim Of Financial Exploitation?
The term exploitation means to take advantage of someone else. In a nursing home setting, exploitation is often defined as using an elderly resident’s finances to someone else’s advantage. This means that someone else who should not be profiting from the older person’s resources is doing so anyways.
The wrongdoer who is misusing the nursing home resident’s funds improperly is typically doing so in the following ways:
- Behind the resident’s back, without his or her knowledge
- Through deception and fraud
- Using excessive influence
- Through duress
- Using false pretenses
Whether a wrongdoer coerces an elderly resident into allowing him or her into having access to the senior’s resources or property or if the resources are obtained without the resident’s consent, it constitutes as financial exploitation of a nursing home resident in Florida.
When someone is a victim of financial exploitation, it is like he or she is a victim of abuse. Financial exploitation is illegal and wrongdoers need to be held accountable. If you believe your loved one’s finances have been used illegally while he or she was under the care of a nursing home, you should speak with a South Florida nursing home abuse attorney to find out how you can seek relief and learn about your rights. Call the Law Office of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155 for a free consultation today.