Preventing Senior Scams

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

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Includes complimentary CEUs

The way con games are played may change over time, but the practice of defrauding consumers is nothing new. When the target is an older adult, however, the stakes have never been higher. Senior scams can cost older adults everything from their life savings, to their homes, to even their lives. The growing incidence of senior fraud is putting many older adults in harm’s way, threatening to strip them of their assets, independence and trust. This web seminar will examine the ins and outs of senior scams, as well as explaining the most common scams. It will also offer real-world advice on preventing and reporting scams against older adults.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify the types of scams, fraud and abuse;
  • Recognize signs that an older adult may have been victimized by a scam; and,
  • Learn prevention strategies and how to avoid scams targeting older adults.

Presenter:

Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.