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Should Caregivers Marry Their Care Recipients? Banton vs. Banton: A Case in Point

February 1, 2019

The most vulnerable seniorsprone to predators are those who are lonely, depressed, isolated, physically ill and cognitively impaired.  In the case of Banton vs. Banton, an elderly man who was resentful toward his children for placing him in a home fell in love with a woman who was 50 years younger than him.  They met at a residential care facility where the woman was working as a waitress, and she managed to get him to marry her despite his children’s protests.  Do you have an elderly loved one who lives alone?  Has your elderly loved one recently hired a sketchy caregiver who has moved in to take care of your mother?  Does your parent have a new significant other who seems to be much younger than your father?  In this article, A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles will delineate some of the warning signs of a questionable character in your loved one’s home.

Look for Signs of Financial Predators

Is your elderly loved one’s “new friend” simply a Good Samaritan who lives next door, or does he seem to encroach upon your parent’s life which doesn’t seem quite right?  Pay attention to some of these signs:

  • The new friend tries to limit your parent’s contact with friends and family
  • The new caregiver seems belittling and verbally abusive
  • The new significant other shows signs of jealousy, forbidding your parent to talk to other men or women
  • The caregiver prevents your elderly loved one from having access to his own financial information
  • The new person tries to persuade or force your loved one to sign papers or change a Last Will and Testament

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Live-In Care: Safe for the Whole Family

If you ask any senior, you will get a 99.9% chance of getting a response like, “I prefer to live with my children or grandchildren when and if I become dependent on others for self-care.”  Unless your elderly loved one lives in another state or a few hours away from you, you may want to consider an affordable caregiving option with A-1 Home Care to move your parents in with you so they can feel loved, nurtured and appreciated.  A-1 Home Care is one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, offering the state’s highest quality of senior care.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, all our caregivers have passed an extensive criminal background check, DMV record check, professional reference verification check and character assessment.  Whether you need to provide senior care in your own home or for your elderly loved ones far away, you can be sure that your loved ones will not end up as a statistic for predators and scams!

For safe, secure and affordable in-home care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.lainhomecareservice.com for services in HollywoodGlendale, Santa MonicaPasadena, Malibu, Beverly Hills and surrounding cities in LA County.