caregiver (cg) thinks something is odd about care recipient’s cr finances but isn’t sure if something is wrong

Try: Cg should be suspicious of financial abuse if he notices cr is accompanied by a stranger family member or other person who seems to manipulate the cr into making decisions or transactions cr is being evicted or utilities are being disconnected cr is concerned or confused about missing funds in his accounts cr is fearful that he will be evicted or institutionalized if money is not given to him caregiver cr is giving odd explanations about what he is doing with his her money cr is missing documents such as those related to pensions stock government payments etc cr is not allowed to speak for him or to make decisions cr is not aware of or does not understand recently completed financial transactions cr is not cared for or the home is not tidy clean when arrangements have been made for providing personal care or home maintenance services cr seems paranoid and or accuses employees of taking or mismanaging his money cr’s mail has been forwarded to a different address

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Financial, Legal

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References: Adapted from financial abuse of the elderly risk factors screening techniques and remedies by lori a stiegel 2002 bifocal vol 23 no 4 summer issue 2002

Keywords: Finances legal abuse hoarding

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

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