Simple Policies Could Prevent Trust Fund Theft In Nursing Homes

Federal policies are in question as news stories surface of theft in relation to nursing home trust funds. The number of resident theft victims is rising, and there may be a simple solution: background checks. Currently background checks are only required for direct caregivers, not for office staff. However, there is reason to rethink the policies set for nursing homes.

One financial advisor was working as a financial advisor on probation, guilty of trust fund theft and convicted of first-degree theft in another county, without the nursing home’s knowledge. There are more examples of criminal activity that could be prevented with background check for all nursing home employees, not just caregivers. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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