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Scams Affecting Seniors

Key Takeaways Seniors are targeted by criminals for their wealth and naturally polite and trusting nature. Protect yourself by knowing what to avoid. Use your advisor and loved ones to help with decisions. Sam is one of the sharpest 87 year-olds I know.  Several months ago, he was contacted by a cyber-criminal masquerading as a […]

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How to Prevent Scams on Seniors

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they are now considered by some to be the “crime of the century.”  The below article by Marlo Sollitto of Agingcare.com does an excellent job of provided context and suggestions for lessening the risk of fraud on the elderly.  The article discusses the fact that Scam […]

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What is an assisted-living facility, and how do I choose one?

What is an assisted-living facility? The wide number of options available makes defining the term difficult.  Generally, however, assisted-living facilities primarily serve senior citizens who need more help than those who live in independent living communities. These facilities typically offer rental rooms or apartments, housekeeping services, meals, social activities, and transportation.  Their primary focus is […]

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My Parents Can’t Manage Alone. What should I do?

Are one or both of your  parents having health  problems, suffering mental lapses, or just slowing down with age?  Do you find they can’t manage on their own anymore?  If so, you’ll want to consider the various living arrangements that are available to older individuals.  Before you begin, however, you’ll want to talk to your […]

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