My father is a disabled elderly man on hospice care due to stage 4 colon cancer. His only source of income has been social security. He is wheelchair bound and has one arm. The fingers in his hand do not move due to "trigger finger." So he's not in great shape. He's currently in a nursing home 600 miles from me. Because he is unable to leave his facility to go to the bank, through the years his social security went untouched and grew to around $12,000. Earlier this year it was discovered that an employee (or employees) emptied his bank account, leaving him with $5.68. I spoke to the administrator, who said they THOUGHT they had his debit card in their safe, however, the card they had in their safe was an old one. The new card never made it to the safe. Police were called, the bank was called, and administrator and staff were called, but the ball was dropped.
Does anyone have any advice whatsoever what I can do to help rectify this situation? It seems as if the nursing home and bank should have some accountability for the theft of over $12,000.
Any direction offered will be so greatly appreciated. I will be there visiting him the first full week of May. At that time I intend to go to the bank with him and speak face-to-face with the administrator, as well as the police.