Helping Seniors with Finances Webinar on October 8

October 6, 2014

Home caregivers know that many issues related to finance arise when tending to seniors. These can range from phone scams and identity theft to more day-to-day matters such as planning ahead or managing money properly. Home Instead Senior Care is holding a special webinar on October 8 that is valuable for both home caregivers and seniors who are interested in knowing more about financial issues facing them.

“Helping Seniors with Finances” is the next session in Home Instead’s invaluable Family Caregiver Support Series. The webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Central, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on October 8.

The Webinar

It is estimated that there are at least 5 million cases of financial abuse against older adults in the United States each year, but law enforcement or government officials learn about only 1 in 25 of them. This webinar will provide tips and ideas to assist older adults with financial organization. It will also explore ways to create a professional services team, options for financing care, and day-to-day strategies to help elderly loved ones or clients manage their money and to prevent them from becoming victims of fraud.


The goals of the webinar are to enable home caregivers and seniors to:

  • Describe how to help older adults become financially organized
  • Understand how to create a financial and estate management team
  • List options for financing care
  • Understand how to help an older adults manage their money and prevent them from becoming victims of fraud

The Speaker

Molly Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver who brings years of personal and professional elder car experience and training to the subject, will lead the “Helping Seniors with Finances” webinar. Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in family science with a gerontology specialization and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization.

For more information about the October 8 “Helping Seniors with Finances” webinar, click here. To register for the “Helping Seniors with Finances” webinar, click here.

The Family Caregiver Support Series will continue on November 12 with a session on “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence.”

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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