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Imposter Family Members: Scammers Will Pose as a Grandchild Asking for Money

By |2022-07-13T20:36:05-07:00July 13th, 2022|

Most grandparents would do anything for their children and grandchildren, and scammers take advantage of these family bonds. Imposters exploit seniors and their love for their families by using false threats and a person posing as their grandchild to trick the grandparent into sending money quickly. How the Imposter Family Member Scam Works Here is

Warning to Seniors: Beware of Scammers Posing as Government Workers

By |2022-06-15T10:55:36-07:00June 15th, 2022|

An unexpected communication from a government agency, such as the IRS or Social Security Administration, will quickly catch your attention ─ easily making you feel stressed or worried. Scammers know that posing as government workers can be an effective way to manipulate elderly victims to hand over sensitive information that can be used to steal

3 Steps to Financial Planning for Aging Parents

By |2022-05-28T14:25:06-07:00May 28th, 2022|

Isn’t it wonderful that medical advances and healthier lifestyles enable us to enjoy more time with our parents? While this is certainly great news, it also presents additional medical and financial planning challenges. For many adult children, this management is thrust upon them as their parents’ health suddenly deteriorates or the death of one parent

How Common is Elder Abuse?

By |2022-05-17T20:15:50-07:00May 18th, 2022|

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that at least 10% of older adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year. Unfortunately, some of these victims simultaneously experience more than one type of abuse: physical, financial, sexual, psychological and neglect. Not only does elder

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

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