Warning: Senior Financial Issues Could Mean Senior Fraud

When a loved one is facing senior financial issues, make sure fraud isn’t the culprit.

Discussing senior financial issues with a loved one is often considered taboo. This can be a big challenge for even the closest of families. With the addition of elder care issues, this type of conversation can become more complicated, and perhaps even combative. When someone is facing financial difficulties, it can often be embarrassing and lead the person to hide money-related problems from their loved ones. Cognitive impairments and elder fraud may also be the sources of financial issues, and these can be hard to pick up on until money becomes a real problem.

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Benefits of Home Care in Preventing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

adult son sitting with senior mother
Caring son saying goodbye to her mother when leaving the residential home.

Picture how it would feel to wake up in a strange place, unable to remember how you got there or even who you are. Complete disorientation quickly develops into fear and anger, and you might now discover yourself lashing out at the unfamiliar person positioned by your bed, speaking to you in a quiet voice.

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How Senior Care Management Can Help During the Pandemic

How Senior Care Management Can Help During the Pandemic

The providers of home care in Richland, WA, and the surrounding areas recommend senior care management during COVID-19.
The providers of home care in Richland, WA, and the surrounding areas recommend senior care management during COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially concerning for seniors and their families. Seniors are disproportionately impacted by the virus, in particular those with underlying conditions such as heart problems and COPD. In an effort to maintain social distancing and reduce contact with potential contagions, many older adults have become progressively isolated from their family members. In the absence of regular socialization and attentive care, loneliness and depression as well as memory issues linked to dementia and other diseases can creep in. In response to these difficult circumstances, many families are seeking the help of senior care management services.

Care managers help family members ensure that their senior loved one is safe and cared for, even in unprecedented times such as these. Care management services can be a great help with coordinating hospital appointments and in-home care to ensure that your loved one has access to prompt care despite social distancing constraints. Care managers are up to date and compliant with COVID-19 guidelines, and use their expert knowledge to help your loved one live safer and more comfortably at home. They can provide moral support in trying times and manage the finer details of care so you’re able to rest easy knowing your loved one is well taken care of. With a care manager working on the ground and communicating with you directly, you’ll know what is taking place in your loved one’s life in spite of the distance and will be empowered to make decisions regarding their care.

Care management services can cover a broad range of offerings, including:

  • Evaluating care needs and setting up in-home care services
  • Coordinating medical appointments and arranging transportation
  • Advocating for the senior to healthcare providers
  • Arranging respite care to give family caregivers a break
  • Making referrals to financial and legal professionals as needed
  • Assisting with housing transitions
  • Facilitating crisis management in case of emergency

The senior care management team at Home Care Solutions is experienced and ready to assist a senior in your life. Our care managers will thoroughly evaluate your loved one’s holistic mental, emotional, and physical wellness in order to offer streamlined, accessible solutions. Our care management team is fully integrated with our full-service home care, ensuring smooth transitions and clear communication.

If you’re ready to explore how care management services can enhance the life of a senior you love, call us for a care consultation. You can reach us online or give us a call at (509) 627-8575 [SG2] to learn more about home care in Richland, WA, and the surrounding areas.