Those of us in the senior care industry have heard more heartbreaking stories about senior fraud than we care to remember. Sometimes the culprit is a stranger, sometimes an advisor or helper and – perhaps worst of all – sometimes it's a family member. In all cases it's despicable, and we believe it's the duty of everyone who works with or cares for seniors to help safeguard them against this abuse.
Each year, during tax season, the IRS releases, the Dirty Dozen, a list of the 12 most common tax scams of the year. Familiarizing yourself with this list is a good jumping-off point if you are watching out for red flags that may indicate a senior in your care is being scammed.
Other scams that typically target seniors include:
At Home Instead Senior Care, we've developed a program around resources senior care professionals and family members of seniors can use to help protect older adults from scammers. For more information, please click here.
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