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Auckland nurse Ashwani Lal who stole from patients faces fresh investigation.

By: Emma Russell Emma Russell is a health reporter for the New Zealand Herald An Auckland nurse who stole from a patient is facing a fresh investigation after claims from her boss that she didn’t disclose her prior offending. The Herald this week reported a Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal decision revealing a nurse who stole more than … Continue reading

Auckland nurse who stole more than $1200 from patient allowed to continue nursing, says Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

An Auckland nurse who stole more than $1200 from a disabled patient has been given a “once-only second chance” to continue nursing. Ashwani Lal, who worked at Pukekohe Rehabilitation and Care Unit, had her nursing registration suspended for nine months after being convicted for stealing $1200 from a patient and nearly $300 from a colleague. … Continue reading

Grand-daughter’s financial abuse of Grandmother ends in bankruptcy of the grandmother.

Oamaru woman shares her experience of elder abuse Oamaru MailBy: Ruby Heyward Elder abuse is a growing problem and the offending is often perpetrated by family members. One Oamaru woman breaks her silence on the extreme financial and psychological abuse she suffered from her granddaughter. Ruby Heyward reports. For Molly, it was a scary experience, wrapped … Continue reading

Bewarecare interview: Wairapapa Times Age.

Story reads: An Auckland family counsellor is calling for more protection for the elderly from the risk of financial abuse by professional caregivers. Stephen Taylor, family counsellor and director of Relationship Matters Ltd, believes stronger measures are needed to protect vulnerable elderly from being exploited by state-funded and private in-home caregivers. “One case I became … Continue reading

Caregivers who collude together, commit elderly financial abuse together.

A daughter regularly goes to visit her elderly mother in a high-profile NZ-based Retirement Home Provider. A state-funded Caregiver is appointed by the Retirement Home Provider to provide in-home caregiving services to the elderly mother. Over time, the daughter notices that the caregiver appears to be spending a lot of time with the daughters mother, … Continue reading


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