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Hello, Welcome to the Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by A RN: Disclosed also known as Danielle Harris.
Welcome to Spring 2018!
Today’s blog post is in
regards to scams. I felt the need to write this blog about scams, because with
the warmer weather, sometimes the people doing these scams present themselves
because they want money to do activities in the warmer weather. I am an
advocate for protecting seniors from scams.
To protect seniors from
scams, the most important key is being aware. Aware that they exist. Aware
enough to be suspicious. Another key is to stay involved, many times scammers
target neighborhoods, so if your neighbor tells you about some interesting opportunity
that magically appeared then you will have the heads up before the scammer gets
to you. Furthermore, always say to the possible scammer: “I never buy from (or
give to) anyone who calls or visits me unannounced. Send me something in
writing.” In addition, invest in a shredder, shred all items with your personal
information. To reduce the amount of your information in the mail, try to get
items, like statements sent to your email, instead of mail.
As an Aging Life Care
Professional® I have had my fair share of occurrences where I had to protect my
patients from scammers and scams.
Some of the most common
·Medicare / Health
insurance fraud – do not sign any blank forms
·Fake prescription drugs –
just use your pharmacy, call me to get help on cheaper medications, that is one
of the services I offer 😊
·Funeral and cemetery
scams – ask for written materials and the professionals information
·Telemarketing / phone scams
– ask for written materials
·Internet fraud – only go
to sites you know, look for “https”
·Investment schemes –
only use qualified and reputable professionals and companies
mortgage scams – only use HUD approved providers
·Sweepstakes and lottery
scams – if it sounds too good to be true, it is, who has a free cabin for
anyone to stay…right?
·Home repair / contractor
fraud – read contracts and check for licensure and insurance
All in all, keep in mind, the
• Special guarantees
• Promises of no risk with high rewards or returns
• Offers for a 'limited time' only
• Offers for YOU only
• 'Cash Only' accepted
• Promises to get you the paperwork 'later'
Tips to avoid becoming a
• Do your homework before signing any contract or paperwork
• Read the fine print
• Check the source
• Be skeptic – cynic, disbeliever, doubter
When in doubt, google –
I mean www.google.com – google the company they claim to be representing,
google their name, google their phone number, google the address, and whatever
specific information they provide. When someone said, “Google is our/your
friend”, they were telling the truth.
Flu Season and the Coronavirus: Credible Resources, to prepare you and your loved ones. Flu Season and the Coronavirus: How to Prepare: Read at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/flu-season-and-the-coronavirus-how-to-prepare?et_rid=427931649&et_sid=3498602&utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=YourHealth&utm_content=COVID+CTA Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19 Read at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu Read at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu Please plan a visit with your doctor to talk about this flu season and make a plan for you. Thank you! #mask up #wash hands #social distance #listen to your body #eat well #drink fluids #mental wellness #protect yourself #love yourself
Let’s Celebrate! 🎆🎈🎉 What are we celebrating? We are celebrating - National Family Caregivers Month! I want to take this time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the world; Thank you for your time, dedication, sacrifices, and love. ⌚🎁👍 I have come to realize many caregivers, have issues identifying whether they are a caregiver or not. So, what is family and what is a caregiver? The following definitions come from Merriam-Webster: Family - a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation; a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head; a group of persons of common ancestry – this to me indicates that family includes paid, unpaid, blood related, and non-blood related persons – for myself as a RN and Care Manager, I see family as whoever the patient says his or her family is. Caregiver - a person who provides direct care; a person who gives help and protection to someone – so in some way shape or form, we al