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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.
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As a nurse, I have the opportunity to heal the mind, body and soul of patients. Maya Angelou said it best that “patients may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel”. I firmly believe Maya Angelou’s statement. So, what is holistic health? In nursing, holistic is a specialty area of practice for nurses. But I believe every nurse should be a holistic nurse as to treat patients as a whole person and not a diagnosis. The word holistic is derived from the Greek “holos,” which means “whole, entire, or complete”. When we look at something holistically, we are viewing the “whole” entity made up of interconnected parts, rather than independent parts.
Holistic Nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998). Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder of Holistic Nursi…
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This blog post is about sleep and incorporation of essential oils into your bedtime routine; you will learn more below, after we discuss safety.
General safety information: Always inform your health care professionals involved in your care about complementary interventions you are using. Do not take any essential oils internally (in your mouth). Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. Do not apply citrus oils to skin, even undiluted, and expose self to the sun. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapist. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and seniors. Also review: https://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety/general-safety-guidelines
Recently I read a great blog post, titled, “As We Age, Healthy Sleep Without…