Geoff Scott

Vacationing with Grandma and Grandpa

Summer is just around the corner. For many, that means making family vacation plans. If those plans include traveling with elderly loved ones, there are a number of things to consider before your trip begins.   Health Issues Make sure …

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Watch out for the bad guys (part three)

In the last two months’ columns, I’ve discussed the problem of senior citizens being prime targets for scammers and shared information about five of the FBI’s Top Ten scams targeting seniors. This month, I will conclude this important series by …

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Watch out for the bad guys (part two)

In last month’s column, I discussed the problem of senior citizens being prime targets for scammers. Last month, I shared with you information about four of the FBI’s Top Ten scams targeting seniors: 1.     Health Care/Medicare/Health Insurance Fraud 2.     Counterfeit …

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Watch out for the bad guys (part one)

Senior citizens are prime targets for scammers. Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a “nest egg” to own their own home …

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New year, new answers

Is it time to make a change for your aging parents or grandparents? Is what you’re doing now just not working? Home Health Care could be the new answer you’re looking for in 2013. Home care is just that—care that …

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Don’t let grandma get run over by a reindeer!

It’s time for the holidays, and no doubt we’ll be hearing that silly song blast across our radios throughout the season. Though the song makes most of us chuckle, keeping Grandma (AND Grandpa!) safe during bad weather is no laughing …

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The most wonderful time of the year??

The holidays are a time to celebrate, to get together with family and friends, to remember the past and to prepare for the future. However, for some—especially for our seniors—it can be a very difficult time. With such an emphasis …

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Pet visitation therapy for seniors

When I took Jackson, my Great Dane, to visit a local nursing home recently, he left quite an impression. After he made his regular rounds dishing out sloppy kisses to his usual friends at the facility, Jackson quietly made his …

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Planning for your parents’ health & money

The number of adult children taking care of aging parents has gone up significantly in the last 15 years. The dramatic role reversal that occurs when you become the caregiver can be a stressful and emotional time for you as …

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Senior scams are the fastest growing form of elder abuse

The older we get, the more likely we are to become victims of scams. Times are tough and criminals are getting more imaginative. Consumers Digest estimated that there are at least 5 million cases of financial elder abuse in the United …

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