Nursing home residents in the United States have been victims of identity theft and financial abuse to the tune of $2.9 billion annually. With nearly 25,000 residents in Iowa nursing homes, there is a real danger that this could happen to someone you love.
There are many reasons that Iowa nursing home residents can be vulnerable to identity theft, financial abuse, or fraud. Here are a few:
There are several signs of financial exploitation and fraud you should look for:
Not only is identity theft and stealing against the law, but it may also be elder abuse as well if a nursing home resident’s identity is the one being stolen. It’s a good idea to contact an experienced Iowa nursing home abuse lawyer if you suspect financial abuse or theft. A lawyer can give you advice on what to do next.
We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Contact RSH Legal today at 1-800-433-0283 to speak with one of our attorneys.
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