CHILD CAREGIVER & ELDER ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS:
Private investigations for families who suspect their loved ones are being neglected and / or abused under the care of others.
Our Investigations Mandate:
“To provide covert surveillance and internal investigations for families who suspect abuse and neglect towards their loved ones under the care of a family member, friend, relative, or third party. To provide evidence in order to substantiate a legal claim”
Do you suspect a nursing home is neglecting the basic needs for your loved ones that are being cared for in a retirement home? Our private investigations team will set up covert video and audio recording devices that discretely blend into the overall surroundings and decor where your loved ones reside at in order to exploit any neglect that is being overlooked.
Did you know that only one in six cases of elder abuse / neglect are reported? Imagine the hundreds and thousands of vulnerable seniors that don’t receive the necessary care and welfare that they deserve, and the vast amount of your family’s hard earned money that is being wasted by a nursing home that neglects the basic necessities required for the well being of an elder that requires routine assistance. By hiring Interforce International’s private investigations team, we will conduct the necessary surveillance, and provide a transparent comparison between what your family is paying, and what is actually being performed behind closed doors.
“Child & elder abuse is not only cruel and inhumane, but it is also a crime. Failing to provide the necessities of life is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, and holds a maximum jail sentence of five years”
Our private investigations services for child and elder / senior abuse cases include (but are not limited to):
- Our private investigations services for child and elder / senior abuse cases include (but are not limited to):
- Covert surveillance inside your loved one’s room using pinhole cameras that cannot be detected.
Interforce International’s private investigations team will discretely work in the background to:
- Conduct reconnaissance and various undercover operations on and individual or individuals for a set period of time to gather enough intelligence.
- Present all evidence to you (and your legal representative, if any) to determine the next course of action.
Signs that your loved one is being emotionally and / or physically abused:
- Frequent arguments or tension between the caregiver and your loved one in care of that caregiver.
- Changes in personality or behavior in the elder.
- Unexplained signs of injury such as bruises, welts, or scars.
- Broken bones, sprains, or dislocations.
- Report of drug overdose or apparent failure to take medication regularly.
- Broken eyeglasses or frames.
- Signs of being restrained, such as carpet-burn-looking marks on wrists.
- A caregiver’s refusal to allow you to see the elder alone.
- Threatening, belittling, or controlling caregiver behavior that you witness.
- Behavior from the elder that mimics dementia, such as rocking, sucking, or mumbling to oneself.
- Unusual weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration.
- Untreated physical problems, such as bed sores.
- Unsanitary living conditions: dirt, bugs, soiled bedding and clothes.
- Being left dirty or unbathed.
- Unsuitable clothing or covering for the weather.
- Unsafe living conditions (no heat or running water; faulty electrical wiring, other fire hazards).
- Significant withdrawals from the elder’s accounts.
- Sudden changes in the elder’s financial condition.
- Items or cash missing from the senior’s household.
- Suspicious changes in wills, power of attorney, titles, and policies.
- Addition of names to the senior’s signature card.
- Unpaid bills or lack of medical care, although the elder has enough money to pay for them.
- Financial activity the senior couldn’t have done, such as an ATM withdrawal when the account holder is bedridden.
- Unnecessary services, goods, or subscriptions.
- Duplicate billings for the same medical service or device.
- Evidence of overmedication or under medication.
- Evidence of inadequate care when bills are paid in full.
- Problems with the care facility: poorly trained, poorly paid, or insufficient staff; crowding; inadequate responses to questions about care.
What do do if you suspect physical and / or emotional abuse from a caregiver:
DO NOT IMMEDIATELY CONFRONT! This is the worst way to resolve any suspicions of elder abuse and neglect. Although you can ask simple, non-confrontational questions, bold accusations at this early stage are extremely difficult to prove in a court of law. Expect the nursing home to deny all allegations and literally make things worse. The best way to determine whether or not your loved one is being abused is to discretely open a case with Interforce International Private Investigations so we can set up undercover surveillance, analyze all the documentation for any suspicious transactions and changes, and interview your loved one privately. Once we gather all the facts and evidence, we create a strong profile for you and your legal representative (if any) before confronting the nursing home with allegations which are extremely difficult to disprove due to the overwhelming evidence we collect. Remember, allegations are serious and are not taken lightly. Always ensure you have the solid facts and evidence before proceeding with action.
Child caregiver investigations:
Do you suspect your caregiver to be abusing your children mentally and / or physically? Does your children have unexplained marks on their body or starts to cry or refuses you to leave when your caregiver arrives? Interforce International Private Investigations will set up hidden high definition video recording devices that cannot be detected in order to unveil the truth about your caregiver in question.
Signs that your child is being physically, emotionally, and / or sexually abused:
- Your child cries, or puts up a fight when it’s time to go to daycare or a sitter’s house.
- Your child appears frightened when around the caregiver.
- Your child shows sudden changes in behavior or performance at daycare or school.
- Your child comes home with unexplained bruises, abrasions, broken bones, black eyes, cuts, or other injuries.
- Your child is unable to focus on an object, lift his / her head, have difficulty breathing.
- Your child becomes excessively clingy, passive, and/or aggressive.
- Your child becomes less talkative, stop communicating almost completely, or display signs of speech disorder.
- Your child complains of headaches or stomachaches that have no medical causes.
- Your child develops extreme fearful behavior, such as nightmares or trouble sleeping.
- Your child may experience pain, itching, bleeding, bruising in the gentile area.
- Your child may has difficulty walking or sitting due to genital or anal pain.
- Your child demonstrates sexual knowledge, curiosity, or behavior, such as seductive behavior towards adults.
- Your child develops uncommon and derogatory sexual vocabulary at a young age.
- Your child is secretive or wants to be alone most of the time.
Signs to watch for from your child’s caregiver:
- Offers conflicting or unconvincing explanations for bruises or injuries.
- Offers no explanation for bruises or injuries.
- Describes your child in an extremely negative way.
- Constantly belittles your child.
- Seems indifferent to your child.
- Is apathetic or depressed.
- Abuses drugs or alcohol.
- Starts to behave irrationally.
- Is secretive or isolated, or acts extremely jealous or controlling with family members.
- Seems harsh when it comes to discipline. (Abuse often results from excessive or inappropriate physical discipline.)
If you suspect abuse, don’t delay in taking action. Call Interforce International Private Investigations right away for a no obligation consultation for the best course of action!