Elder financial abuse occurs when an older adult is financially exploited by friends, family members, caregivers, or individuals falsely representing companies, banks, etc. such as internet or phone scams. This type of abuse can leave seniors penniless after decades of hard work to save money. The long-term consequences of elder financial exploitation can be devastating. Elders experiencing financial abuse may lose their entire life savings and no longer be able to afford rent, care, or basic living expenses.
The videos below document Jane's experience with financial abuse:
There are ways you can take action against elder financial abuse such as reporting cases to Adult Protective Services (APS) or local law enforcement.
You can now submit the Recipient Designation Of Provider Form (SOC426A) online at 426A@santacruzcounty.us
Please include your full name, phone number, and IHSS Provider Number when sending your inquiries to HSDIHSSFISCAL@santacruzcounty.us
*All information is confidential.
IHSS Electronic Timesheets the State is working on making it easier and faster to get paid through online access to your timesheet and frequently used forms (sick leave, direct deposit, provider live-in certification). All you need is access to the internet and an e-mail account. Go to the following website to set up an account, select the “New User Registration” link, and follow the online prompts: https://www.etimesheets.ihss.ca.gov If you need help or have questions, call the IHSS Service Desk at (866) 376-7066 (select option 4) Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Visit SEIU2015.org for resources available to all IHSS caregivers.