Seniors have financial issues and concerns just like any other person, but home caregivers may need some extra skills in knowing how to offer assistance in this area. Financial abuse of elderly individuals is a growing problem in the United States. Although some 5 million instances of senior financial abuse are filed each year, police think that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to fraud and scams, seniors may need to deal with other issues involving pensions, social security, estate management, etc.
All of this can be quite overwhelming to the home caregivers that are working with these seniors. Fortunately, an August 3 webinar can provide some vital basic information in this area
“Helping Seniors with Finances” is the next in the ongoing (and invaluable) series of Family Caregiver Support webinars. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Creating a professional services team, looking at options for financing care of seniors, essential day-to-day strategies for managing money, and tips for heading off fraudulent scammers will be discussed.
Home caregivers who attend this online webinar can leave the session with knowledge of:
- How to help a senior become more organized from a financial standpoint
- What goes into creating a financial and estate management team
- What are the options in terms of financing the care that is required
- What steps can be taken to prevent a vulnerable senior from being victimized by unscrupulous scammers.
Lakelyn Hogan is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology. Lakelyn’s passion for helping others has led her work with aging adults and their families as they navigate the senior care continuum.
Upcoming in the Family Caregiver Support webinar series is “Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s” which will be held on September 7, 2016.