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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
👋 Hello and Welcome! This is the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by Danielle Harris . This blog post was inspired by some recent encounters, American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Beginnings December 2016 | Volume 36 Number 6, and Discover the Anxiety-Busting Power of Aromatherapy by Gina Rafkind, CPC, Reflexologist, Aromatherapy Consultant. Mental health overall is something we ignore. I am not sure if it is because we are not aware of the impact and importance mental health has on/in our lives and on our health, but it is something I want to discuss and I am pretty passionate about. Recently, many famous people have began to speak out about mental health and even began to start up organizations to help with awareness. Many people are living with mental health conditions. I believe that like diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma we as nurses should educate patients on how to manage mental health conditions. Please note, a person’s overall ment