Theft In Kentucky Nursing Homes

Elder abuse takes many forms, including stealing from nursing home patients. Because nursing home patients are not permitted to have many personal items in their rooms, living in a nursing home already feels terrible. Most residents leave comfortable homes filled with their personal possessions to live in a small room where they are not permitted to change much, if anything. For those who are permitted to bring personal items with them to the nursing home, they must worry about nursing home theft by staff members, visitors, and other patients. Thieves Take Advantage of Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents Many residents in a nursing home are vulnerable because they are unable to tell anyone that their personal belongings have been stolen. Some patients can report the theft, but they are too afraid of the repercussions by staff members to say anything. Many patients are easily intimidated and frightened into silence. […]