Caregivers Leucadia Financial Scams

A Good Reason to Screen Caregivers in Leucadia

Choosing Caregivers in Leucadia Requires a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

It’s not wrong to be a little paranoid when looking for caregivers in Leucadia to aid seniors living at home. As someone famously said, it’s not paranoid if they’re really after you! It’s the sad truth that seniors are a common target for scammers and other criminals, and family members need to be absolutely sure that the caregivers they choose are proven to be trustworthy.

California Scammer Fined

Although he looked good on paper and seemed to be a great investor, a California man who offered to help two senior couples with their finances turned out to be no more than a thief, draining their bank accounts. By the time authorities caught on to the scheme and arrested the scammer, the couples that he had duped had been foreclosed on and lost their homes. This is only one example of the kind of permanent damage that is possible when slick con men target trusting seniors.

Choosing Caregivers in San Diego County

Of course, not all advisors and caregivers in San Diego County are out to make money for themselves at the expense of seniors. There are many great, trustworthy caregivers that can actually protect your loved ones from financial abuse. Having an alert caregiver in the home, checking the mail, answering the door and the phone, is a great way to scare off scammers before they get their foot in the door.

Making Smart Choices

One of the biggest mistakes people make in choosing caregivers for their aging parents is to trust someone who appears helpful without looking into their background. They feel uncomfortable or rude asking someone to submit to a background check or drug test. Your loved ones’ security and safety comes first, however, and a good caregiver is happy to undergo such checks. An agency that conducts those checks for you is always a good source for trustworthy caregivers.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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