From injury to insult: Some nursing homes are pocketing residents’ stimulus checks

From injury to insult: Some nursing homes are pocketing residents’ stimulus checks

[Ed. – There’s never a good time to be a resident of a nursing home, but 2020 will go down in history as the most nightmarish year ever.]

A warning for all people with loved ones in personal care facilities, senior centers and nursing homes: our state’s top attorney just launched an investigation into senior living facilities accused of seizing their residents’ stimulus checks.

KDKA Investigator Meghan Schiller found a local man who claims this happened to his loved one.

“They take good care of it.”

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Justin Ciesielski says he will do anything to keep his dad comfortable.

“My dad is clean and healthy and seems to be happy every time I go to see him,” said Ciesielski.

At only 62 years old, his father now lives at Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

“He’s had quite a few strokes and some other health issues and stuff so he’s pretty debilitated,” said Ciesielski.

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