Saturday, October 26, 2013

How Low Can People Go? Try Stealing From Nursing Home Residents!

         Good Day World!

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of stories about seniors fighting back. One 92-year young Marine beat the crap out of his teenage attacker down in Florida the other day. There’s still a lot of active folks living well into their 90s with quality of life.

Then there are those, who because of health reasons, live in nursing homes. They’re not as likely to have active minds, but some do. It’s often their physical condition that keeps them down – literally.

 It’s a time in their lives when they’re vulnerable. Family cannot always be with them.

It’s during these times that some scumbags take advantage of them. On the “how low can they go” category, these rats rate at least a 9 out of 10.

Across the United States, nursing-home residents are having their money stolen by people they know: the homes’ bookkeepers and office managers who handle their trust funds and manage their expenses:

A USA TODAY investigation into thefts from nursing home trust funds found that more than 100 cases have been prosecuted since 2010.

“What we found was that it is just enormously easy for people to get away with this, even in really good nursing homes,” USA TODAY investigative reporter Peter Eisler told TODAY.

“In most states there are no audit requirements. The people who do the nursing home inspections really aren’t looking close at the books for these trust funds.”

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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