A nursing home should be a place where residents can feel safe. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of cases of nursing home theft every year. According to a survey of 47 nursing homes in 10 different states, over 25% of staff members reported that they had seen co-workers stealing from residents.
The loss of personal possessions, especially in a nursing home environment, can cause severe emotional damage to the resident and their family. If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home theft in Kankakee, reach out to one of our experienced attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Theft in Kankakee
Nursing home residents often fall victim to theft because of their perceived vulnerability, therefore it is important for friends and family members to be vigilant. Warning signs of caretaker theft may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Caretaker will not allow resident to speak to visitors alone
- Change in spending behaviors
- Unusual bank activity, like withdrawals from ATMs that they would not usually have access
- Signatures on checks or other documents are not familiar
Your loved one may be even more at risk if they have significant cognitive or physical limitations. If you or your family member has been victim to this injustice, our Kankakee team at Spiros Law, P.C. can help you recover damages and pursue justice which can prevent this from happening to others.
Contact a Kankakee Nursing Home Theft Attorney Today
It’s hard enough to trust others with the care and safety of your loved ones. You and your family shouldn’t have to suffer from nursing home abuse and theft. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., contact our Kankakee offices today at (815) 929-9292.