Last evening, my longtime friend, Beth, called to tell me about her elderly Aunt Mary. As the story unfolded, I quickly but sadly realized that Aunt Mary was another example of just how vulnerable seniors are against smooth-operating criminals.
When Beth stopped by her aunt’s home to take her out for lunch, Aunt Mary met her favorite niece at the door with a proud smile on her face. Earlier that morning, Aunt Mary had purchased a Medicare Discount Drug Card from a young man who knocked on her door. Now that she had purchased this new card, Aunt Mary happily rattled on to Beth about how she could now save more than 20% on monthly medication purchases.
Beth’s heart was broken when she had to sit down to break the news- the young man at the door was a thief and the magical discount drug card was no good. Aunt Mary had been swindled.
Although Medicare Discount Drug cards do actually exist, these cards are not instantly available to everyone who qualifies for Medicare. If, for example, your aging loved one resides in a state that provides drug coverage through Medicare, she or he does not qualify for an additional drug discount card.
Obviously, Beth’s Aunt Mary bought a bogus discount drug card from a con artist.
Remember the following information about Medicare and share these tips with elderly relatives and friends:
For more information about Medicare and discount drug cards, you can visit www.medicare.gov .
Because seniors are being targeted not only door-to-door, but more and more by phone, Keeping in Touch Solutions is now offering a new Senior Fraud Alert Program. We have created a simple service that can help prevent seniors from being the victims of phone frauds and scams.
You can read how seniors are targeted and victimized in an article I have just published titled, Know How Senior Citizens Become Targets for Fraud.
More than ever before, it’s important that you stay informed not only about the countless con artists who target senior citizens but also about the reputable services available to help protect your loved ones from harm. To prevent elderly friends or family members from becoming a victim like Beth’s Aunt Mary, stay in the know and remember Keeping in Touch Solutions.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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