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Home Instead Senior Care, the nation’s largest provider of in-home
companion care services, today announced the launch of its Protect Seniors
from FraudSM program. This new initiative empowers older Americans and
their families by arming them with the information and tools they need to
help protect themselves from con artists targeting the elderly.
These scammers are proving successful with victims of elder financial abuse
currently estimated to experience an annual financial loss of $2.9 billion.*
Often retired, less mobile, more reliant on others and home for unannounced
calls or visits, seniors are frequently perceived as “easy prey” by scammers.
Seniors are also quickly becoming the largest population segment. Coupled,
these trends increase the risk for a number of crimes —particularly those
involving identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare fraud and financial exploitation.
“Increasingly, scams targeting seniors are a threat to the financial stability and
safety of our nation’s seniors, putting many at risk for losing their life savings
or homes—not to mention their trust in others,” said Jisella Dolan, Vice
President and General Counsel, Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor for Home
Instead Senior Care. “But there are easy steps seniors and their families can
take to help prevent these crimes. Protect Seniors from Fraud will help reduce
the risk by educating potential victims.”