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Seniors: Beware of Telemarketing Scams

By |2021-10-12T15:54:37-07:00October 13th, 2021|

Telemarketing scams have been around for years. Yet, people continue to fall victim to them.  Often, scammers view older adults as ideal targets since they are low risk and typically have robust retirement savings. You can protect your loved ones by teaching them about phone, computer, and marketing scams. Sharing this information helps them implement

Tips for Managing Stress for Seniors During Turbulent Times

By |2021-09-07T21:37:25-07:00September 15th, 2021|

It may feel like everywhere you turn, you are met with upsetting updates. Whether it’s the news about Covid-19, an incoming hurricane, or concern about a family member, it seems you can’t escape from troubling stories. What tools can you implement to healthily process what you are hearing without letting it get you down? If

How to Recognize and Address Depression in the Aging

By |2021-09-07T21:32:42-07:00September 8th, 2021|

Depression in aging adults is prevalent. It often goes unnoticed. Sometimes it is due to elder abuse or neglect, wherein the caretaker is not paying attention to the signs and symptoms of depression. Other times, depression can creep up slowly. It is not always apparent unless you’re looking for signs. Here are some signs of

How Scammers Use Obituary Details to Target the Bereaved

By |2021-08-20T11:51:19-07:00August 18th, 2021|

Be very careful when you post an obituary for your loved one. Scammers can glean key information, such as the person’s full name, birthplace, birthdate, and date of death, with the intent to steal their identity and more.  Some scams targeting the bereaved include: Posing as insurance agents or debt collectors, saying that the deceased

Medication Safety in Nursing Homes: What to Watch For

By |2021-07-01T14:16:01-07:00July 14th, 2021|

Nursing homes should be places of support and safety, serving the needs of residents who require lifestyle assistance. When a family chooses a nursing home for a loved one, careful consideration is paid to location, quality care, and other factors. The nursing home staff is a critical component, given that this is where the potential

How to Report Elder Abuse Anonymously

By |2021-07-01T14:03:05-07:00July 7th, 2021|

Older adults are often at risk for various types of elder abuse. This can include physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and financial abuse. Unfortunately, these seniors can’t always protect themselves from the perpetrators. You can help by monitoring the situation and reporting any unusual activity when appropriate. It can be shocking to discover an incident of

5 Social Media Scams to Avoid

By |2021-06-07T19:07:16-07:00June 9th, 2021|

Using social media to keep track of loved ones can be a blessing in many ways. But there are negative sides to social media. Among the biggest downsides are scams designed to steal money from the less experienced. You don’t have to quit using social media altogether to avoid being scammed. Just be wary and

How Adult Kids Can Protect Aging Parents from Scams

By |2021-05-09T19:14:35-07:00May 19th, 2021|

As parents age, it’s highly likely they will need their adult children to start helping with various aspects of their lives. Retired aging adults can often maintain independence in their homes for many years. But it’s still helpful to have children and grandchildren around to assist as needed. Moreover, even aging parents capable of self-care,

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