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Designate Trusted Contacts to Prevent Financial Abuse

By |2022-04-13T08:12:03-07:00April 7th, 2022|

As technology has become more prevalent in our daily lives, financial abuse against seniors has been become even easier. One way to enable your financial advisors and banks to protect you against cybercrime and financial scams is to identify the people in your life whom you trust most regarding your personal or financial matters. While

How to Recognize Signs of Abuse in a Person with Alzheimer’s

By |2022-03-10T12:44:29-08:00March 9th, 2022|

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it takes time for the family to learn what the "normal" behaviors and activities look like. In addition, this disease causes changes that develop over time, resulting in a situation where the person is very different than they were in the past. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's abuse cases

Are Nursing Homes Safe During the Omicron Surge?

By |2022-02-09T11:44:16-08:00February 16th, 2022|

“Two weeks to flatten the curve” has turned into nearly two years of living with a worldwide pandemic. It’s common to see news reports about the latest COVID-19 variants, with Omicron being the most recent concern everywhere. How is the spread of Omicron affecting families, especially those with loved ones in nursing homes? Across the

Start Off the Year Right: Technology Tips for Seniors

By |2022-01-06T12:39:19-08:00January 19th, 2022|

There are stereotypes that seniors aren’t good with technology. But just because the aging generations didn’t have smartphones in their early years doesn’t mean that people can’t learn how to use technology. The truth is that many seniors are proactive about using technology, especially since the pandemic started in early 2020. As a result, people

How to Know If a Nursing Home Takes Claims of Abuse Seriously

By |2022-01-06T12:32:29-08:00January 12th, 2022|

Whether you’re trying to choose a nursing home for a family member or already have a loved one living in one, it’s critical to ensure that the place is proactive about monitoring and preventing abuse. Unfortunately, many types of abuse can occur in these environments, including emotional, physical, financial, sexual and neglect. Families hope that

When Holiday Visits Reveal Financial Misuse

By |2021-12-17T06:18:27-08:00December 17th, 2021|

Countless loving American families live far apart. That’s one more reason why the holidays are a special time for family gatherings. While the holidays typically conjure thoughts of celebrations, delicious food and gift giving, spending quality time with senior members can also be educational. Even alarming at times. Specifically, togetherness can reveal signs that older

Keep Financial Threats at Bay with Plenty of Holiday Play

By |2021-12-17T06:20:11-08:00December 9th, 2021|

Isolation and loneliness among seniors can set the stage for their becoming vulnerable to financial scams.  During the holidays, the tendency to become moody or depressed are often compounded. This further increases the chances of seniors falling prey to unscrupulous holiday scammers. All of us can help contribute to the mental and emotional health of

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