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8 Tips to Prevent Theft and Fraud

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Jeremy was so glad to be coming home after a two-month stay in a nursing home. He had suffered a stroke, but finally recovered to the point where his needs could be met with in-home care.

Edward, Jeremy’s brother, arranged for the care and services that Jeremy would need at home, including home health aides, visits by nurses and physical therapists, and delivery of groceries, medicines and personal care products. Debit cards were on hand to pay for delivery orders and cash to tip service providers.

 

The Best Gift to Give Your Aging Loved Ones This Holiday Season

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The Best Gift to Give Your Aging Loved Ones This Holiday Season By Julianne DeChaineFamily festivities this time of year, anticipated with joy, may still be a taxing experience for your aging family members. Thinking ahead about how you can help your loved one may be the best gift you offer, when carried out with good humor and dignity.

Last December, JuliAnne, our Regional Director in Los Angeles, worked with the younger sisters of Norman, a 78-year-old widower. He had been very socially active until undergoing two back surgeries within the past year. In preparation for their traditional holiday visit, JuliAnne encouraged the sisters to express their appreciation for the things their brother had always done for the family and create opportunities for him to participate in the holiday activities he enjoys. JuliAnne emphasized the importance of asking for their brother’s direction in regards to meal preparation, decorating, and the holiday schedule, in order to affirm his continued value and show respect while in his home. The sisters could then suggest that their brother deserved a break after his surgery.  

The Ugly Truth About Elder Financial Abuse & Fraud

Elder financial abuse and fraud is one of the largest growing changes in the care of seniors.

There are eight major sources of fraud: family members (including the result of sibling rivalry); unscrupulous businesses; caregivers; trusted professionals; transients; neighbors; “friends”; and what are called “sweetheart scammers."

“Sweetheart Scammers,” both domestic and foreign, ask seniors for money for a sick relative or an emotionally-compelling emergency that tugs at the heartstrings.

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