Who Can Be Responsible for Financial Elder Abuse?

Elderly individuals are often susceptible to a number of different scams and schemes which can leave them vulnerable to becoming a victim of financial abuse. Unfortunately, there are a number of situations in which this occur and it’s important to understand them.

Part of this means understanding who may be held responsible for the financial elder abuse in which the elderly individual has either lost belongings, money, or more. Here are some of those who may be held accountable after the discovery of financial abuse.

Nursing Home Staff

One of the more common locations in which financial elder abuse can occur is in a nursing home. The staff members have access to residents and are often trusted with some day-to-day tasks. This can include finances and may lead to financial abuse. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, be on the lookout for a staff member who is really close to your elderly loved one.

In-Home Caregivers

Elderly individuals who are isolated are some of the most vulnerable victims in financial elder abuse matters. This is because there are not many people around, except for a caregiver who comes to take care of the elderly individual. Far too often, though, this can result in the loss of multiple funds, belongings, and more.

Family Members

It’s sad and unfortunate, but there are far too many instances in which financial elder abuse occurs involving family members. They are the most trusted individuals around the elderly and have easy access to a number of the financial accounts.

At Brown & Barron, we understand how difficult it can be to recognize financial elder abuse and the problems that may persist. We want to help those who have been affected seek the compensation and justice for the losses they have experienced.

When you need legal representation, our Baltimore financial elder abuse attorneys stand up for you and your family. We’re prepared to go the extra mile when it means helping you find success and moving forward following the difficult experience you have endured.

Call our firm at (410) 698-1717 today to speak with an attorney.

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