Care recipient (cr) is forgetting to pay bills or is making donations to suspect charities

Try: #plan to address the problem in ways that respect and preserve the cr cr’s independence as much as possible begin by discussing the problem in a calm and non-judgmental way with the cr #offer to help the cr with bill payments and money management meet at the end of each month to review a budget for the following month and to review in advance all the checks that will be written #look for consumer

Materials: Checklist of investments and bank information check book internet access or local library

Categories: Financial, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Somewhat Aware, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: On how to spot scam artists and share it with the cr many scammers prey on seniors specifically increase the cr cr’s ability to avoid being scammed with brochures and information you can find online at consumer advocacy and senior service sites as well as at local libraries #consider options such as holding the cr cr’s checks two-party checking taking over all bill management or getting power of attorney for finances only if less intrusive options haven’t worked information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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