It's the news no caregiver ever wants to get--an elderly loved one has been the victim of a data breach and his identity has been stolen. It's a common occurrence these days. So what happens next? Generally, thieves try to use the stolen data as quickly as possible to do one of these things: Sell the information to other criminals. Withdraw money from a bank account. Make credit card purchases. File a fraudulent tax return for a refund using victims’ names. If someone you're
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Helping someone to bathe can be a challenge for many caregivers. Why does a person resist your help when they are no longer taking care of their personal hygiene? There are several reasons why caregivers experience common issues around bathing. In many cases, the person you care for, thinks they already had a shower and they’re not aware that they haven’t changed their clothing in several days. They think everything is fine. Sensory changes may prevent the person from being a
Fraud is a real problem in the U.S. today. It's not a small problem that affects only a few people. Here are some staggering statistics: In 2015, 13.1 million people were victims of identity fraud. In the past six years, identity thieves have stolen $112 billion from their victims. In 2015, the number of identity fraud victims was at its second highest in the last six years. Fraudsters have stolen $112 billion in the past six years - this means a loss of $35,600 every minute.
Since the first humans roamed the earth, older people, the sick, and disabled have needed care.
Over many millennia, the approach to elder care evolved and eventually coalesced into something like this: A person gets old and moves in with an adult child. Someone in that adult child’s family puts her life on hold to provide care for the elderly loved one. It’s usually a woman. There are no nursing homes assisted living centers, Medicare or Medicaid. It’s the family’s responsi