Elderly Parent can't handle their bill paying anymore - options
Hi, the time has come where my dad can't handle his bill paying. I have a POA and he is willing for me to do it.
The problem is that I live in another country and haven't lived in the States for over 20 years, back when things were done by mail using checks. I hoped for advice if I should do it or if I should hire someone and who/how much?
If I do it, the questions are - how do people pay bills in the US these days? I assume I will need to set up access to his bank accounts, but what else? for example will I need to access his emails too in order to set up access (to confirm account, change password etc)? List of bills I need to look for? Program to use (I'd prefer laptop not phone app). Any tips or info would be appreciated. (I fly back to visit about 2x a year so will not be setting this all up from far).
I would probably prefer to have a professional bill payer but I'm not sure if anyone would take on a small client, how to find someone affordable who is also trustworthy. Any recommendations or experience? I called the local council on aging and was recommended someone but she charged about $600 per month which my dad can't afford. He lives in Sunnyvale.