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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

Year-End Strategies for Protecting Against Financial Scams

By |2019-12-19T19:16:15-08:00December 16th, 2019|

This time of year especially, thieves and con artists scheme to trick people of all ages into sending money or personal information. Using modern technology and old fashioned deceit, these swindlers often succeed.  Luckily, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones against these scams. Stay Aware and Informed Educate

3 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse During the Holiday Season

By |2019-12-11T08:09:39-08:00December 9th, 2019|

With the holidays upon us, many people will gather with families to celebrate. Visiting with aging parents or grandparents can be a good way to connect and create memories. If your aging relatives live in an assisted living center or have an in-home caregiver, a holiday visit also provides an opportunity to watch for any

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Loneliness During the Holidays

By |2019-11-13T08:31:05-08:00November 13th, 2019|

The holidays can be an exciting time of year, filled with fun gatherings with friends and family. But many seniors find that the holidays can be challenging. This is especially true when they live alone and without family nearby. Loneliness often sets in when people don’t have meaningful connections. And the holiday season only compounds