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Credit Repair Scams and How to Recognize Them

By |2021-04-15T11:47:52-07:00April 15th, 2021|

Boosting your credit score is the first step toward financial freedom.  A higher credit score can give you access to better loans and financial options. Many people turn to credit repair services for assistance. While there are reputable companies that can help, the credit repair industry is teeming with scammers. What’s a consumer to do?

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam: Do Not Pay to Reserve a Vaccination Appointment

By |2021-04-08T09:48:48-07:00April 8th, 2021|

There is hope at the end of this long pandemic: now that vaccines are available, many people can see their families and enjoy some of their favorite activities once again. The demand for vaccination appointments has been understandably high, with priority being placed on vaccines for the older populations and most vulnerable people. When it’s

How to Protect Against Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

By |2021-03-09T10:30:30-08:00March 17th, 2021|

One of the ways that seniors suffer neglect in nursing homes is through medication errors. And errors in medication can be quite detrimental, even deadly. What to Watch For Any nursing home resident who takes a prescription medicine should be aware of the following challenges that might emerge: Giving the Wrong Medication Name: Some medications

Common Stimulus Check Scams – and How to Avoid Them

By |2021-02-04T07:53:20-08:00February 11th, 2021|

If you are anxiously waiting for another stimulus check from the government, do not be fooled by the scams going around. They try to convince you to give bank information or money in order to expedite your stimulus payment. Here are some current examples of stimulus check scams: Email from Joseph Simons, the FTC Chairman:

Beware of Romance Scams Surrounding Valentine’s Day

By |2021-02-04T07:54:34-08:00February 4th, 2021|

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Unfortunately, there are scammers who use this holiday to take advantage of those hungry for love and attention. Beware of these predators.  After gaining your trust and affection, they may ask for money. It doesn’t even require an in-person encounter to pull off. Who Is Most Likely

5 Types of Elder Abuse and What You Should Know About Them

By |2021-01-21T07:56:11-08:00January 20th, 2021|

Unfortunately, elder abuse is prevalent. If you are a senior or have a senior in your life, become educated on what types of abuse can occur. Here are five signs to watch for: Neglect: This can take various forms. Perhaps the senior is not properly clothed, given current weather conditions. Maybe their hygiene is poor,

New Year’s Goals for Seniors and Their Families to Prevent Elder Abuse

By |2021-01-19T17:00:50-08:00January 13th, 2021|

Perhaps you’ve read news stories about elder abuse and thought to yourself: that would never happen to our family. Instead of ignoring the possibility of elder abuse in your life, set a goal to learn more about it so that you can take preventative steps. First, understand that there are several types of elder abuse.

Holiday Online Shopping: Avoid these Dangers

By |2020-12-16T17:43:26-08:00December 16th, 2020|

Holiday shopping looks different in 2020; many people are looking for ways to avoid potential virus exposure in stores. It’s no surprise that online shopping is booming right now, providing consumers a way to find gifts without the exposure of in-person shopping experiences. While there are many reputable merchants to choose from online, the risk

How to Strengthen Family Ties with Seniors During the Holidays

By |2021-01-21T07:56:18-08:00December 9th, 2020|

One of the most significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the physical separation that many family members are experiencing. It’s important to maintain distance to avoid spreading the disease. At the same time, the consequences of separation need to be weighed. Seniors need continued care and connection without putting them in harm’s way due

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