Abuse of the Elderly is a growing problem in Idaho and across the nation. An article on Caring.com gives some great tips on how to notice the early signs of caregiver theft. The article, "5 Signs a Caregiver Is Stealing From You" is well worth your time to read in depth. The five signs listed in the article are:
- Receipts that don't add up
- Frequent cell phone use on the job
- Cultivating a personal connection
- Bids for sympathy
- Missing work on "Mondays"
In the article Melanie Haiken takes each point and discusses Why it's worth worrying about and What do do. While the article is full of valuable information you may find just as much value in the postings by readers in the comments section. The original article was written almost a year ago and there are still comments being posted.
There are many ethical and responsible caregivers in the Treasure Valley. You should never "settle" for a caregiver who has not had a thorough background check.
At Idaho Estate Planning, we understand the challenges faced by elder Americans and their families. We have resources throughout the Treasure Valley, experts in the field of Elder Care. We have the experience and expertise to help you maintain your options and protect yourself as well as your loved ones now and into the future. Remember, good planning is no accident.