When the elderly residents of a nursing home to break the rules, it often turns out that they are being run by an unlicensed caretaker or an unprofessional operator. An elderly couple, for example, turn the tables on young crooks who broke into their home while they were away at work. The couple and the elderly residents ended up filing a lawsuit against the caretaker and the owner of the nursing home because they had been taken advantage of.
In many cases, the elderly resident of a nursing home are taken advantage of by the owner of the home. A caretaker can be someone who comes to the house for one night a week and clean but doesn't do anything more. The owner can pay someone else to visit the elderly residents of the home and clean and then leave at the end of the day. Sometimes, the owner will hire a cleaning company but then hires someone other than a licensed cleaner. This is why it's important to check on the licensing and background of any person who is going to do your house cleaning.
Sometimes, there are cases where the owners themselves will take advantage of their elderly residents. A friend of mine worked in a home owned by her parents for several years. One of the things that her parents would do was to buy the elderly residents a few extra dollars each month when she would come in for a visit. Her mother was very particular about what she would spend the money on.
Her mother would tell her to buy extra money whenever she felt like it so she could spend it on whatever she wanted. My friend found out, however, that this was not something that her parents did because they needed to keep the costs down. When she asked them why they did this, they said that they felt that they should spend it on something good. They said that they needed to give the elderly resident's some comfort.
As it turns out, the caretaker gave her extra money to go buy the occasional bottle of perfume or lotion and put a little of it into her own purse. She was allowed to use this money for what she wanted, including buying her own food and candy. When my friend confronted her mom about all of this, she said that the reason she bought so much for the elderly residents was that she wanted to make sure that she had plenty of stuff to share with the residents. She explained that she was doing this to make sure that everyone got to feel special.
This case is just one of the examples of elderly residents who have been taken advantage of. But in other cases, elderly residents who are taken advantage of could end up in the position of having to pay for something else than what they actually want to spend their money on. Some of the elderly residents of a nursing home don't even get to have much time with their loved ones because they are kept busy doing chores. Another common problem faced by the elderly in nursing homes is that they end up getting charged for the things they do have to do. When you take care of your own residents, it's important to ensure that you check on their backgrounds.