Home care in Delray Beach, FL

  • 5300 West Atlantic Ave., Suite 501
  • Delray Beach, FL 33484

Avoiding Elder Care Scams

Learn how Delray Beach and the neighboring communities' elder care providers safeguard the elderly against scammers.

Con artists frequently prey on seniors. According to polls, up to 25 million seniors are victims of online scams and bogus phone calls each year. They may lose money, have their identities stolen, and sometimes suffer devastating health repercussions due to medical scams. On the other hand, elder care services in Delray Beach and the neighboring areas can help seniors avoid fraud and protect their assets.

Caregivers Help Seniors Avoid Scams

Every year, scammers get more cunning. On the other hand, an expert Comfort Keepers caregiver can assist your loved one in detecting signs of a scam and preventing it from happening again. A home care professional can answer the phone and assist the elderly who are easily confused or deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly. Comfort Keepers home health aides may also help your loved one navigate the Internet correctly, preventing them from falling victim to phony emails, social media messages, or online sweepstakes.

Our in-home care staff is trained to spot the signs of an elder care scam and can help elders avoid giving strangers credit card or banking information.

Elder care services can help elderly and disabled persons avoid suspicious behavior by keeping them structured. An in-home caregiver can help your loved ones remember to pay their bills and create budgets so they know exactly where their money is going. If a fraudster tries to take advantage of them by stating the payment was left unpaid, your loved ones will recognize it as a ruse because they are aware that all invoices have been paid.

Phone calls or emails purporting to be from the IRS notifying victims that they are expecting a tax refund are common examples of senior fraud. The IRS will never approach you by phone, email, or social media.

  • They pose as Medicare "agents" or health care providers and inform the elderly that a new card is needed.
  • A contribution request from a bogus charity
  • One of the simplest methods to spot a scam is to observe how you are being asked to donate money. This is a scam if someone claims you can only pay by transferring money, loading money on a gift card, or loading money on a cash reload card.

 

If you have a senior loved one in Delray Beach who is at risk of becoming a victim of a scam, please call us right away to learn more about how our elder care services may help your loved one stay safe and independent at home.

Topics: Safety