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Seniors: Medicare Fraud Alert

Mar 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Amongst the daily alerts we receive about COVID-19 is an email that comes from Medicare.com for those seniors who have an online Medicare account, and is one that all seniors need to understand and heed.

It just arrived in my email inbox, and begins, “Scammers may use COVID-19 as an opportunity to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. (emphasis added) In some cases, they might tell you they’ll send you a Coronavirus test, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare number or personal information. Be wary of unsolicited requests for your Medicare number or other personal information.”



PANDEMIC 101 for Seniors

Mar 19th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is March, 2020, and world leaders have declared a Pandemic we call COVID-19, the corona virus that actually began in late 2019. It is a crisis for all of us, but especially for us seniors because we have been identified as among the most vulnerable group of people who can/could/might contract COVID-19. Seniors, people with lung disease, heart disease and diabetics are the highest risk groups.

A crisis is unexpected, frightening and potentially catastrophic for seniors. Our age creates a sense of vulnerability we did not experience in younger years. With that vulnerability comes heightened fear of the unknown future and its effects on our lives. Our ability to cope is diminished and even impaired.

Any crisis tends to diminish our resilience and ability to manage otherwise daily routines. Because our thought processes may be affected, problem solving and coping with ongoing daily routines can take a hit. That is just the nature of crises.