Informational and Consumer

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Caregiving and Nursing Homes

Consumer Guidance & Protection

  • 25 Financial Resources for Seniors in Debt: A guide designed to help seniors in debt find financial assistance in many different forms, including: direct cash grants for food, housing, and other necessities; charitable low- or no-interest loans; free financial and employment counseling for seniors seeking work. From CreditRepair.com.
  • Common Scams That Target the Elderly: A list of common scams and how to protect oneself from them. 
  • Grandfolk: A site that provides guidance on senior lifestyle, products, and services in such areas as finances, safety, health, auto, and insurance. 
  • IRS Phone Scams: IRS phone scams ranked #2 on the list for tax scams in the 2018 filing season. They might say you owe taxes that require immediate payment or you may face arrest, deportation, or license revocation if you don’t pay your bill. This guide teaches how you can detect IRS telephone scams – and what steps to take if you are targeted. From Community Tax.
  • Scam Protection Resource Guide: Includes scam warning signs, the most common types of fraud, how to avoid being scammed, and updates on the latest financial scams. From Birch Gold Group. 
  • Senior Discounts: A Guide to Saving Money for Seniors: A quarterly survey of 18 categories of brands that offer seniors discounts. Put together by DealHack.
  • Senior Discounts: A guide to more than 400 stores that offer senior discounts. From Knoji, a “shopping knowledge hub where over 3 million monthly shoppers research before they buy.” 
  • Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors: A detailed list from the National Council on Aging.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Senior Discounts: A national listing of discounts for everything from eating out to grocery shopping, cell phone plans and travel.
  • Whistleblower Info: An organization whose mission is “to provide the public and our readers with the information needed to file a qui tam or whistleblower lawsuit against companies that commit fraud.”

Consumer Safety & Product Recalls

  • The Complete Medication Management Guide for Seniors: A guide to “empower seniors, caregivers, and family members with helpful information about medication use, storage, organization, and more.” From SingleCare.
  • ConsumerDangers: A website that “strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about every day products that can potentially cause harm.”
  • Consumer Safety: A website that uses a variety of sources to collect data about recent recalls, news stories, and dangerous products.
  • Consumer Safety Guide: Information about “some of the latest safety issues involving drugs, medical devices, food and other products.” From Seeger Weiss LLP.
  • Drug Center: An online resource for people experiencing serious side effects from drugs or medical devices.
  • Drug Dangers: Provides “information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.” The site is sponsored by Seeger Weiss LLP.
  • Recall Report: An organization “created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.”
  • Senior Safety Reviews: “Helpful guides, resources, tools, checklists, alerts and unbiased advice.”

Legal

  • Elder Law: Covers “a wide range of legal matters unique to aging and elderly Americans, such as long-term care options and elder abuse.” From FindLaw.
  • Emotional Support Animal Laws for Rentals: While emotional support animals are qualified for certain legal protections, they are not as extensive as those for service animals. This guide from TurboTenant provides information on the differences between them and tenant protections from the FHA.
  • Estate Planning in the Age of COVID-19: Information on “the proper legal documents to ensure their loved ones will be taken care of should they pass on.” From Legal Templates
  • Family Assets Senior Care Resources: “Comprehensive guides and eligibility tools for every senior care type and financial resource available to your family. Our guides cover health conditions, how to select the right care provider, and how to pay for care using Medicaid and other financial resources.”

Medical Alert Systems

Practical Tips

Technology