Older adults with significant health and personal care needs rely on others to help them do a number of things, from bathing and eating to paying bills and taking medication. If your parent is in this vulnerable position, you want to ensure that others who are there to help them do what you expect.
Elderly men and women are among the most vulnerable people when it comes to abuse and exploitation. Often, these parties are unfamiliar with technology, isolated and experiencing mental declines that affect their decision-making skills. As such, they can be targets for theft and financial abuse.
Let us say your mother, a widow who lives alone, is about to turn 80. She has always been alert and active, but lately, you have noticed some cognitive changes.