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Understanding the New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

When older adults enter nursing homes and long-term care facilities, they shouldn’t have to check their safety, dignity, and control over their lives at the door. New federal rules are being rolled out to assure nursing home residents have more… Read More
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What is Predatory Marriage Phenomenon?

Picture this: an elderly man lives alone. He needs assistance, but his adult children are too far away or too busy to care for him. He hires a caregiver, a much younger woman. She is kind and attentive, never too busy to listen to him. In turn, he ma… Read More
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Top Financial Scams Against Seniors (and How to Fight Back)

Older Americans often to have two things in common: a lifetime of careful savings under their belt, and a desire to do the right thing. Unfortunately, those two admirable traits can also make them vulnerable to scammers. Below are some of the top fin… Read More
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Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Elderly people, especially those in need of regular care, have always been vulnerable to abuse. In the difficult economic climate of the past several years, that has increasingly included financial abuse. Unlike physical abuse, in which bruises or br… Read More
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Report Reveals Thefts from Nursing Home Trust Funds

An investigative report has found that many nursing homes are mishandling resident’s funds. USA Today found 1,500 cases where nursing homes were cited by state and federal regulators for mishandling funds held in resident trust accounts or failing… Read More
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Time Share Sellers Beware

In these tough economic times, thousands of time-share owners are anxious to dump their beachfront albatrosses. But it can be tough.  Indeed, last year, time-share sales dropped by 40 percent.  Preying on this period of desperation, self-proclaimed… Read More
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Health Care Law - Scam Alert

Many of the provisions of the new health-care law have not yet been implemented, yet a new wave of scans seeking to exploit the uncertain ease of a new health-care law have already begun.  State insurance commissioners and attorneys general are warn… Read More
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IRS Alerts Public To New Identity Theft Scams

The Internal Revenue Service reminds consumers to avoid identity theft scams that use the IRS name, logo or Web site in an attempt to convince taxpayers that the scam is a genuine communication from the IRS. Scammers may use other federal agency name… Read More
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Top Ten Elder Fraud Prevention Methods

Elder Abuse is a growing problem. Unfortunately, seniors have become the favored target of unscrupulous persons who see their vulnerability as a means to a profit.   Sadly, much of the abuse and exploitation is perpetrated by the people who are mos… Read More
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The Certified Copy of Your Deed Swindle

Would you pay $60 for something you could get for as little as $1 and probably don’t need at all? A company called National Deed Service is hoping to persuade homeowners to part with the extra cash to purchase a “certified copy” of the deed to… Read More
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