When you see indications that a nursing home in New Orleans has been impeding your loved one’s freedom to make personal financial decisions, you should act.
Under Louisiana’s Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights, those under the care of a nursing home facility retain the right to manage their own financial affairs, and a nursing home may only be authorized to make decisions for funds held in trust by the home for the resident.
That said, nursing homes and their staff have significant power to exert influence and even coerce residents into decisions that may not be in the resident’s best interest.
If a nursing home is taking advantage of your parent’s money, you should talk to a lawyer right away to protect your loved one from an unscrupulous nursing home or its staff members.
Protecting our elderly loved ones from abuse, neglect, and exploitation in their golden years is a paramount concern not only for family members, but for our aging society in general.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we can evaluate the facts of your case and make sure that the appropriate authorities are notified, as well as help you determine the best course of action to compensate your parent for money that was misappropriated.
Our team of experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys has been helping people in New Orleans for more than 30 years. Call us today at 504-581-6411 to talk to a lawyer for free.