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Watch Out for These Coronavirus Scams

By |2020-05-06T13:44:12-07:00May 25th, 2020|

The aging population has always been a top target for scammers. It’s easy for seniors to be too trusting, especially when they are uninformed about the prevalence and strain of current scams. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about a huge increase in scams. While scammers target just about everyone, this crisis is an opportunity

Helping Loved Ones Cope with the Stress of COVID Isolation

By |2020-05-06T13:37:49-07:00May 11th, 2020|

Older adults have a high risk of isolation and loneliness. The current COVID-19 Pandemic  has intensified  concerns about their mental health. The “Shelter in Place” orders are impacting people of all ages, but older adults are significantly affected given that they are in the high-risk demographic. If you have a family member or neighbor who

Protecting Aging Adults Against Coronavirus

By |2020-04-13T17:38:04-07:00April 21st, 2020|

People of all ages are being impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  However, aging adults are in the high risk category for potential COVID-19 complications. That’s why family members and friends need to be proactive in supporting seniors during this unprecedented time. How to Help Aging Adults How are your loved ones coping with social distancing?

Telemedicine: The Benefits of Virtual Visits with Your Doctor

By |2020-04-13T17:31:58-07:00April 7th, 2020|

Caring for your health and the health of your loved ones is more important than ever.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, many people are looking for alternative ways to access medical care and minimize exposure. And, since adults over the age of 60 are in the high-risk category for Coronavirus, it’s essential that family members be

Shelter in Place Order Affects Healthcare Facilities and Nursing Homes

By |2020-03-24T10:16:18-07:00March 24th, 2020|

The ever-changing circumstances with COVID-19 are affecting people and businesses across the nation. In California, a directive was implemented for residents to “shelter in place” by staying at home to prevent the spread of the disease. High-Risk Residents Residents at the highest risk include those over the age of 65. This is why a focus

How the Elderly Can Be Scammed by Family Members

By |2020-03-16T07:21:16-07:00March 10th, 2020|

It’s hard to believe that an otherwise trustworthy family member would choose to scam a relative. Unfortunately, family fraud is a common problem.  Part of the reason is that it’s often easy for the scammer to access private information. Further, a recent study from the Keck School of Medicine at USC  suggests that relatives may

Risk Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Elder Abuse

By |2020-02-12T07:05:20-08:00February 11th, 2020|

Elder abuse happens when an older individual is harmed or distressed in any way by a person they should reasonably expect to trust. It may include physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse, as well as neglect, abandonment, and exploitation. Family members, friends, caretakers, or other professionals may perpetrate the abuse. Whether it’s a one-time or

3 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse in Assisted Living Homes

By |2020-01-13T12:11:37-08:00January 15th, 2020|

Assisted living centers can provide much-needed relief for family caregivers. Sometimes it makes sense to move a loved one to an assisted living home because the family simply can’t provide the required level of care.  When this decision is made, it is imperative that families vet and select the right team to care for their