He is 91 and lives at the Veteran Home. He is as $TUBBORN as all get out.
My husband handles all his financial needs. One thing we are having difficulty with him - He's a $ucker for $weep$takes, contest$, and downright $cams. When he receives notification that he has won a car or a million dollars, he phones us with the exciting news. HoHum. He also $igns the back of those checks, which obligate him to whatever it is, they are offering. The Veteran Home throughout the year offer workshops for the residents - to learn how to prevent the scams. My father-in-law always forgets his hearing aids! Grrrrrrrrrr.
He gets every mail-order catalog ever published - and he enjoys $hopping...A LOT! He makes these purchases; the Bradford Exchange, where they send him a new package every month. He loves it. However, he forgets that he has to PAY for this every month. Oh gosh, books and magazines, as well.
My husband has to keep close tabs on his account for fear that his account would get overdrawn and he would not be able to pay his rent. He's had his telephone turned off twice for lack of payment. That's when my husband had to take over. He leaves just enough in his bank account so that the automatic payments go through. The rest of it, he places in an account, at the Veteran Home, so that my father-in-law can have access anytime he wants. You have to be careful when dealing with an elder parents money. They get really angry if they believe you are keeping them from their money.
My husband pays the rent - the rest automatically gets dispersed to his various creditors and the rest is for him. He wastes so much money. (his money) Sometimes, halfway through the month, he is broke. My husband just has to tell him,
"Oh well, Dad"
We could set him up with the rent being automatically paid, but my father-in-law doesn't trust it.
We do enjoy him but overseeing his monthly finances can be a chore.