The person you are caring for may be experiencing severe financial hardship, abuse or fraud.
How can you ensure their financial security? Questions to ask yourself and tools to assist you.
It’s important to understand the financial situation of the person you are caring for. By asking the right questions, you will be able to determine your future actions and understand the issues involved in managing that person’s finances:
Pay attention if you notice that the person you are caring for:
Pay particular attention if the person you are caring for is:
Put all their files in order;
If outside help becomes necessary, contact the CLSC first.The CLSC will refer you to a domestic assistance worker (DLA). These people all undergo background checks;
Register their address on Canada’s National Do Not Call List. This prevents companies that are members from contacting you for six years; you will receive fewer unsolicited calls.
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