Elderly individuals are often targeted by scammers because they are seen as vulnerable and more trusting. As a caregiver, it is important to be vigilant and take steps to prevent seniors from becoming victims of fraud and scams. What follows are four real-life examples of how caregivers at First In Care have prevented fraud and scams from happening to their clients.
What follows are several common holiday scams that target seniors, along with tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe.
Seniors oftentimes make easy targets for criminals when they are socially isolated, less mobile and not as strong as younger victims. Elders with dementia, a chronic illness or disability are at even higher risk. Sadly, a high percentage of crimes committed against seniors are perpetrated by their own family members.
Elderly care is essential for your aging parents for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons why elderly care is so important is that identity thieves and scammers often target seniors who don’t have anyone supporting them on a day-to-day basis. As a caregiver it is important for you to know how to protect your aging family members from scams and identity theft.