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Struggling to keep finances in order—a warning sign that care may be needed series

Finances are tricky, for one thing, most people keep them very private. Our recent newsletter mentioned Why You Should Share Online Passwords.  But for the most part, you may not discover that an elder is having difficulty with finances without a few pointed questions.

Ask yourself: Do they express fear or uncertainty about ability to provide food and shelter? Elderly lady typing on laptop. Shallow DOF.

The Washington Post suggests that you get the whole picture first. WikiHow has a few other tips to cope when family members are having financial difficulty.

Unfortunately, although the elder should not be having difficulty, he or she may have become a victim of financial fraud. Seniors are at risk for this kind of financial abuse. Take steps to communicate and educate them, if this is not possible, it may be a sign that care is needed.

See other warning signs that care may be needed.

Download our printable checklist to see if care might be needed.

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