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Helping Seniors with Finances

In this video series "Helping Seniors with Finances," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care teaches you how to help your senior loved one manage his or her finances and avoid becoming a target of fraud. The information in this series will also give you ideas to get your senior financially organized, teach you how to pull together a professional services team, and help you learn about options for financing care.

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Helping Seniors with Finances (1 of 6)

In this video series "Helping Seniors with Finances," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care teaches you how to help your senior loved one manage his or her finances and avoid becoming a target of fraud. The information in this series will also give you ideas to get your senior financially organized, teach you how to pull together a professional services team, and help you learn about options for financing care.

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Pulling Together a Financial and Estate Management Team: Helping Seniors with Finances (2 of 6)

In this video "Pulling Together a Financial & Estate Management Team," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses helping your parents plan ahead in manage their estate and financial affairs. Making sure their investments are protected, insurance is all in order and taxes are being paid will save them, and you, future headaches.  

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Financing Options for Care: Helping Seniors with Finances (3 of 6)

In this video "Financing Options for Care," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care explains that elder care is generally financed through a mix of resources, including savings. She walks through how a reverse mortgage works and describes some of the newer senior care funding options, such as the "life settlement."  

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Day-to-Day Ways to Help Seniors Manage their Money: Helping Seniors with Finances (4 of 6)

In this video "Day To Day Ways To Help Seniors Manage Their Money," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers ideas for helping the seniors in your life manage their money day to day. She even discusses what to do if you've offered to help with finances and they refuse.

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Warning Signs of Fraud: Helping Seniors with Finances (5 of 6)

The stress, shame and fear associated with being scammed can have horrible effects on your senior loved one's health. In this video "Warning Signs of Fraud," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses how to spot some of the most common scams.

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How to Prevent Fraud: Helping Seniors with Finances (6 of 6)

In a previous video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discussed how to spot some of the most common scams. In this video "How to Prevent Fraud," she talks about things you can watch for and do to help protect your senior loved ones from becoming victims of fraud.

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