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Seniors Can Avoid Cons And Scams By Moving To An Assisted Living Facility

Many seniors have spent a lifetime saving their money only to be conned and lose it all. Seniors have been the target of con artists for quite some time and the number of incidents is only increasing. It’s also a well known fact that the perpetrators will focus their efforts on this demographic of the population because they are vulnerable and have larger assets. Assisted living communities are aware of these alarming facts and are dedicated to make sure seniors are not swindled by con artists. Because they know how vulnerable senior citizens are Assisted living facilities make sure they are out of reach from con artists and the general public.

Senior citizens are less likely to report a fraud because of the state of confusion they are in. Many times seniors aren’t sure what happened or what to do when they have been scammed. In many cases seniors are too ashamed to notify authorities that they have become victims of such a crime. An elderly victim may not report the crime because he or she is concerned that relatives may come to the conclusion that they no longer have the mental capacity to take care of their own financial affairs. Assisted living facilities offer guidance and assistance to help seniors manage their financial decisions in a secure manner.

In the event that an elderly victim does report the crime, they often don’t recount the facts well enough for authorities to be able to catch the con artist. The typical con artist preys on the elderly because they depend on elderly victims not being able to supply enough detailed information. Many seniors don’t even realize they have become victims and carry on life thinking all is fine. Assisted living facilities verify calls before putting them through to their senior residents. They screen each of their calls so that telemarketers and con artists cannot get through to their seniors. This allows seniors to relax and be at ease.

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The following are questions asked to fraud victims:

How many times did the fraudster call?
What time of day did he/she call?
Did he provide a call back number or address?
Was it always the same person?
Did you meet in person?
Did you meet in person?
What did the fraudster look like?
Did he/she have any recognizable accent?
Where did you send the money?
What did you receive if anything and how was it delivered?
What promises were made and when?
Did you keep any notes of your conversations?

If you want to make sure your senior loved ones do not become victims of fraud, make sure they are placed in ideal assisted living homes. An assisted living home offers the safe and secure environment that a senior needs. Assisted living homes offer recreational activities and medical care along with security measures that protect them from the outside world. As seniors age they depend more on the assistance and attention of someone else to carry out the most basic activities. Though families love their senior members they are not at home enough to give them what they need. If this describes your situation it may be time to look for an assisted living facility.

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living Philadelphia and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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