Unfortunately, the elderly population in Canada is very susceptible to being taken advantage of by criminals. These con artists will stop at nothing to strip your loved one of their life savings or excellent credit. Many seniors are extraordinarily polite and do not want to hang up on a person, so they can quickly be sucked into a phone scam. The result is an embarrassed parent that can develop mistrust in people. It can even affect their sense of wellbeing.
Caregivers often struggle to have meaningful conversations with their parents on these matters because Mom or Dad may feel their independence is being threatened. When you cannot be around to help keep an eye on things, an experienced caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga can step in to help. Our professional PSWs (Personal Support Workers) make sure your loved one can live as independently as possible, and they can help keep you abreast if things seem off.
Empower your elderly parent to use their common sense and avoid being taken advantage of. Here are some steps to avoid hurting their feelings while keeping them safe:
No one wants to see their loved one be taken advantage of. At Home Instead Senior Care, we have a variety of resources including a checklist to help scam proof your senior. Gain peace of mind when you enlist home care services of one of our caring and highly-trained caregivers. Our team is ready to help your loved one stay safe from scammers and con artists. We also offer tailored plans to give them the attention needed.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care services we deliver each day to families in our Mississauga community.
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