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Making Staying Home Safe for Your Mom or Dad

We all tend to think of our parents as being strong, able, and capable of taking care of themselves forever. Unfortunately, as our parents age, they develop issues that need to be addressed; one of the biggest concerns is their

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Scam Alert! Medicare Card Telemarketing Dangers

  Identity theft has been a significant concern for some time, particularly among senior citizens who may not be technologically savvy enough to protect themselves from cybercriminals.  To help prevent this identity theft problem the U.S. government is about to

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Is Your Home Secure? A Checklist for Seniors

There’s an old adage that a person’s home is their castle.  Well, we only wish that our homes today were as secure as some of those medieval buildings. No, we aren’t suggesting you install giant walls or motes to keep out

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Posted in Aging Parents, Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Safety

Been Scammed? Should You Do a Security Freeze?

  If you pay any attention to the news, you’ve likely heard a lot recently about major security breaches to companies. One of the biggest hacks was Equifax, a credit monitoring service that provides loan companies and banks with information

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Why Seniors Are Often the Target of Financial Exploitation – And What to Do About It!

Elder Abuse

The Adult Protective Service (APS) programs report that the number and complexity of reports involving financial abuse of vulnerable and older adults has grown significantly over the past decade.  As the older adult population in the U.S. continues to expand

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Free Credit Reports – Fact or Fiction?

We have all seen the commercials for “free credit reports” and how “you should get yours today”, right? Are they really free, though? The answer is both yes and no.     Many of these free credit report companies do

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Why Seniors Need to Be Cautious While Job Hunting

We talk about a lot of different types of scams aimed towards seniors and unfortunately it is not just limited to phone calls, emails, and fake collection notices. The latest way to be scammed now extends to employment. Occasionally later

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Posted in Aging Parents, Elder Abuse, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Citizen Abuse, Senior Scams

Seniors: Beware of Real Estate Scams!

The world we live in is constantly evolving around us. With society and technology shifting every day, it is important to be aware of potential scams that can put you or your loved ones at risk. You have probably heard

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Posted in Aging Parents, Safety Tips, Senior Housing, Senior Safety, Senior Scams

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

The most common area for potential falls is found right at home. With more than 75% of reported falls taking place at home, our loved ones are constantly at risk. Hopefully, these 18 tips will help you fall proof your

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Baby Boomers Targeted by Scammers

Every day there seems to be a new scam victimizing citizens and stealing their hard-earned money. A large percentage of these victims are Baby Boomers, a generation currently between 55 and 74 years of age. There are almost 1 million

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