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