Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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- Warning Signs That Care is Needed
- Sensitive Solutions to Help with Hoarding
- Tips to Protect Against Elder Fraud
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about the warning signs that care at home may be needed.
Recognizing Health Warning Signs in the Elderly
These tips can help monitor some key health areas that are often missed when working with the elderly.
The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s, along with the differences between Alzheimer’s and typical age-related changes, are outlined here, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association.
National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” interviewed Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, the writers of “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things”. This link allows you to listen to the informative interview.
Consumer Action offers some tips on guarding against elder financial abuse. A great list of resources and additional links are also included here.
41Pounds is a non-profit organization that helps reduce junk mail by contacting several direct mail companies on the consumer’s behalf. Especially useful for cutting down on sweepstakes entry forms or mail scams. Note there is a small charge for this service- $41 for 5 years of coverage, plus they donate $15 to a non-profit selected by the person signing up.
Anyone who wishes to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls can register their phone number with this Web site.
The National Consumer League’s Fraud Center provides information on fraud targeted directly to the elderly.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (a division of the Administration on Aging) Web site offers downloadable fact sheets, resources, answers to questions related to elder abuse, and more.