Crimes against the elderly seem to be on the rise, and we at PeachTree Place Assisted Living near Salt Lake City & Ogden, want to spread awareness. We want to help you and your loved ones avoid senior frauds and scams. We’ve put together a few tips to help keep seniors, their money, and their identity safe from predators.
With vigilance, you can help protect yourself or your family members.
Common Phone Scams
Scamming the elderly is nothing new, but the latest scams are more insidious than ever before. Scams today are more sophisticated, and it’s easier for predators to convince their victims to give up personal and financial information.
Preying on the elderly comes in many forms, but here are some of the most recent scams:
- Taking Advantage Of Grandparents
- Claiming To Be The IRS
- Fake Tech Support Scams
- Medicare Fraud
- Funeral Scams
Senior Citizen Safety
There are steps you can to help offer protection for seniors. Having regular conversations with elderly friends and loved ones is the first, and most important, step. Make sure the senior citizens in your life are aware of the latest scams and find out who they are talking to on the phone.
Being involved in their lives offers more protection than anything else. Everyone needs a place to turn to if they are confused or unsure. Some other basic tips and advice for preventing financial abuse and identity theft include the following:
- Warn about giving out personal information.
- Spread awareness about scams.
- Never pay for services upfront.
- Check bank statements carefully.
- Stay involved in your senior’s life.
- Consider assisted living for lonely seniors.
Consider Assisted Living For Those Who Live Alone
One easy option that offers protection against fraud is to choose care from a facility like PeachTree Place Assisted Living. We understand the unique needs of our senior residents and provide first-rate care.
Knowing someone is looking out for you, or having a place to easily ask questions when you are confused, can give you or your loved one peace of mind. When you can’t be everywhere, you can trust us to care for your loved one and keep them safe from many common scams.
Our assisted living facility offers independence and autonomy, while also providing the kind of care and security many seniors need to live full, happy lives.
Compassionate Assisted Living in Salt Lake City
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, we offer a compassionate assisted living option in West Haven, just outside Ogden and north of Salt Lake. With a variety of amenities and activities, our senior apartments offer care, community, and a measure of protection against senior frauds and scams.
Contact us today to schedule a tour. We can’t wait to meet you.