Rest Home Provider wrongly targets family for suspicion, tries to split up a loving elderly couple, and then misses the financial abuse being committed by their own staff!

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Imagine a couple in their nineties, being NASC – assessed by a third party DHB-funded NGO.

The NASC assessor starts the assessment process by (wrongly) throwing suspicion on the family for even having the temerity to consider that their parents might be in need of an increased level of support and assistance.

The Rest Home Provider communicates a similar suspicion against the family.

The NASC results for the couple are then found to be disparate (in conflict).

One party to the couple is fully functional, the other party is in need of near-hospital rest home care.

The NASC assessor makes the recommendation that the couple should be split apart.

The family (quite rightly) tell the NASC Assessor to get stuffed, and manage to purchase a serviced unit for their elderly parents that doesn’t have as many restrictions as a hospital care unit.

Soon after the elderly couple settle in, one of the Rest Home Providers staff (a gardener) arrives on the property, and begins to strike up a relationship with the couple.

Over time, the Rest Home Providers gardener (who is also quite a proficient handyman) gains the confidence of the couple, and is the “go to” person for any jobs that need doing around the property.

The gardener begins calling the elderly male in the couple relationship ‘Dad”.

The gardener then starts to “notice” jobs around the house that the gardener thinks might need some attention (jobs which don’t actually need any attention at all).

The gardener not only illegitimately increases the number of jobs he is doing around the elderly couples house; he also starts ratcheting his hourly rate up as well.

By the time the elderly couples family members cotton on to what is going on, the gardener is charging $1000.00 a day for a days work – all right under the nose of their employer, the same Rest Home Provider who none-too-subtly accused the family members of trying to fob off their 90 year old parents.

When called out for his outrageous and exploitive behaviour, the gardener threatens physical harm upon the elderly couples family members.

The Rest Home does nothing – as far as we know, the gardener is still employed by the Rest Home Provider.

Bewarecare has the name and location of the Rest Home Provider – we are considering whether or not to publish it.

Age Concern more concerned with its reputation, not the financial abuse of the elderly?

So, I wrote this:

https://www.bhb.nz/straight-talk/open-season-on-the-elderly

And Age Concerns Response was this (see page 8):

Discuss.

Financial elder grooming and abuse set to increase if Euthanasia Bill passed, says NZ Aged Care Founder.

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Brien Cree, Executive Chairman and founder of Radius Care.

Key quote in the article:

“I have seen elder abuse up close,” he says, “and I know there are people out there who would move heaven and earth to end the life of a person if it meant they could get their hands on the money. I have seen and heard of some terrible experiences”.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sponsored-stories/assisted-dying-could-increase-elder-abuse/MGPZLHLZFS22GRNPLU7HXNGFKU/

What does “Elderly Financial Grooming and Abuse” look like? An Estate Lawyer explains the Common Types of Financial Abuse by Caregivers.

A British Columbia nurse was fined by the College of registered nurses in the amount of $17,500, plus ordered to pay investigation costs of $16,500 for financial abuse of an elderly couple, now deceased.

The nurses misdeeds included being the couple’s power of attorney, putting her name on title to their mobile home, paying for her dentistry, vision care and $1600 a month medications, all on top of her monthly salary.

The nurses college rather understatedly reported that she “failed to maintain appropriate boundaries in her seeking of substantial financial benefits from an informed client.”

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Community Care Worker jailed for 6 years for fraudently obtaining $300,000 from elderly client she was employed to care for.

Care worker jailed after stealing £300,000 from elderly patients | Your  Local Guardian
Community Care Worker Maria Anderson.

A care worker who preyed on two vulnerable pensioners and stole at least £300,000 from them has been jailed for six years.

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10793830.care-worker-jailed-after-stealing-300000-from-elderly-patients/

Agency-employed Community Support Worker jailed for stealing $16k from elderly men she was caring for.

Greedy' east Hull support worker jailed for stealing £16,000 for takeaways  and Asda shopping - Hull Live
Community Support Worker Claire Ostler

A support worker who was supposed to protect the interests of two vulnerable men instead plundered their bank accounts – and spent their money on pet insurance, “dance equipment”, takeaway food and her weekly shopping.

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-claire-ostler-jailed-asda-3254772

Community Support Worker jailed for stealing $6k from elderly pensioner.

A support worker has been jailed for stealing more than £6,000 from a pensioner she was looking after.

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https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16757679.support-worker-jailed-after-stealing-6k-from-vulnerable-pensioner/

Community Support Social Worker and her son rip off elderly client and share their ill-gotten gains – and cops a 7 year jail sentence.

Scheming social worker stole £550,000 from two vulnerable victims under her  care - Daily Record
Hillary Tideswell (the “Mother & Son” rip-off)

A SOCIAL worker who took more than £550,000 from people in her care has been jailed for more than seven years.

https://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/18567036.social-worker-jailed-emptying-bank-accounts-two-people-care/