Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Tis the Scamming Seniors Season

Seasonal senior scammingIt is not snowy or cold in Los Angeles for the holidays, but it may be the scamming seniors season.   Calls for unreliable or not reputable senior services may seem to come in more frequently than usually during the holiday season.  With the holidays, we would like to think that all people have good intentions and that this is the season for giving, but that is not always the case. If you have a loved one who is living alone, it may be a good time to ask some questions about the mail and calls that your senior aged loved one is receiving.  If you notice an excessive amount of messages on the machine, notes that a senior is saving information from cold calls or mail that seems to be unsolicited there may be a reason to be concerned.  It is the often good advice to give a senior that if someone comes to the door, calls with an offer or mails something and the senior has not requested the information that it should be taken lightly.  Most times if you want something you will call a business rather than the company contacting you.

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A Step in the Right Chicago Home Care Direction

home care in Chicago, ILThis fall and winter, while you are visiting your family in Chicago, check-in on your seniors.  Holidays are the best time to make an evaluation of the living situation in your senior’s home.  Taking this first step is the right direction to making sure that your senior is living safely in their Chicago home.  Although every room in the house should be checked to see if it is conducive to senior living, the bathroom is a place you will surely visit (without being overly nosy).  It is easy to see how a senior is living by the way that he or she keeps their bathroom.  Are there signs that your senior has been having a hard time getting into and out of the bathtub, if so you should ask your senior.  Anything you want to know can mostly be solved for by just asking.  Don’t assume what you think that your senior needs help with the most, ask questions.

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