Inviting a stranger into your home to care for a loved one is a significant change for your family that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s easy to think your work is done once you’ve found someone to provide in-home care, but there’s a great deal of preparation that needs to take place before you entrust them with your aging relative.
In addition to working with the caregiver to put standard operating procedures in place for medical visits, nutrition, and transportation, it’s a good idea to create processes for money management that monitor financial accounts, secure valuables, and remove access to funds.
With all the changes your family is going through, adding on the worries of protecting a loved one’s finances is the last thing you need. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to secure their assets and give you peace of mind.
Our friends at True Link put together a checklist of things families should do before a hired caregiver’s first day on the job.
Next Step Get the full list of To Dos at True Link
True Link is a financial services company committed to protecting vulnerable individuals, including seniors and adults with special needs, from becoming victims of fraud, scams, and exploitation. The company provides tools that can be self-directed or managed by family members, caregivers, or guardians. With True Link, you can detect suspicious account activity and block unwanted transactions, all while preserving an individual’s independence and protecting their assets.
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
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