Why don’t you try? : How to support my loved one with their finances without taking over
Managing financial matters is an important part of caring for an older adult. However, it can be tough to convince someone that they need help, even if all the signs are there.
That’s why helping aging parents with finances (or your spouse or relative) requires a gentle approach. For example, if they’re forgetting to pay bills, making unwise purchases, or getting confused about their accounts, it’s probably time to step in.
But even if they’re having problems, many people are still resistant to having someone get involved in their finances.
Do your best to go slowly, keep them included, and be patient.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Speak to your loved one this week about your concerns and how they can be supported by yourself and organisations, such as by having non-contactless cards or withdrawal limits, Book an appointment together with their local bank to discuss options, Book an appointment with a member of the Bridgit Carer Coach team,
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