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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nursing Home Ripoffs

This week, USA Today reporter Peter Eisler published the results of his investigation onto thefts from nursing home trust funds. Those are accounts that are set up to handing the finances of seniors in those facilities, from incoming items like social security checks to outgoing items like daily expenses at the home. As he explained on my America Weekend show, he discovered that many of these trust funds are never audited, making them vulnerable to staffers who steal from them or charge their own expenses to residents' accounts -- to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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