In-home Care Encinitas Spending Habits

In-home Care in Encinitas: Senior Spending Habits

In-home Care in Encinitas Gives Advice About Senior Spending

You’ve certainly seen the late-night infomercials for products that virtually no one needs—an egg-cooking tool, a commemorative coin collection, a strange grooming implement, or a multitude of other quirky items. As you watch in spite of yourself, you have probably asked, “Who buys these things?” Those of us employed in in-home care in Encinitas know the answer: Seniors with little else to do.

Poor Financial Habits

Most families find that they need to take an active role in their aging loved ones’ finances. A major reason is protection from scams and financial abuse; many criminals try to get seniors to write them checks or hand over credit cards. But it’s also true that as they age, many seniors begin using their money unwisely. Their judgment about what is a good purchase and how much it should cost becomes less sound. Without another set of eyes on their bank account, seniors can convert important savings into piles of unused items that simply clutter the house.

Why Buy?

Why are seniors vulnerable to advertisements on TV? Many times, calling that number or mailing in a check in return for a gizmo is just something to do. Without a job, children, or housekeeping responsibilities, an elderly person often looks around for some way to stay busy. If they don’t begin a healthy hobby or get out to join a group, they may well take up TV purchasing as a way to fill the time.

In-home Care in San Diego County Instead

For seniors who have fallen into the pattern of sending in for things they don’t need, breaking the habit might be as simple as replacing it with other activities. In-home care in San Diego County, for example, can help a senior fill their day with better pastimes—playing games, reminiscing about family, writing encouraging notes to others, getting outside for a walk, or any number of other profitable activities.

Tim Colling
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 and to 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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