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The BBB Education Foundation/Texas Senior Medicare Patrol is working hard to ensure they are keeping the community safe from SCAMS. Each week they share a “scam of the week” video on YouTube. This week's episode is BYOB: Be Your Own Boss - Work at Home Scams.Help us stop these scams – please send out to your community! View the past scam videos:Stay safe from robocalls - https://youtu.be/Z4smoNfzVn4Tips to avoid Mother's

The BBB Education Foundation/Texas Senior Medicare Patrol is working hard to ensure they are keeping the community safe from SCAMS. Each week they share a “scam of the week” video on YouTube. This week's episode is on phishing email scams.Help us stop these scams – please send out to your community! View the past scam videos:Stay safe from robocalls - https://youtu.be/Z4smoNfzVn4Tips to avoid Mother's Day scams - https://youtu.be/Zv1Onp7hhN8.

The BBB Education Foundation/Texas Senior Medicare Patrol is working hard to ensure they are keeping the community safe from SCAMS. Starting this week, they will have a “scam of the week” on YouTube. These videos will be under 10 minutes apiece.This week’s “Scam of the Week” is Mother’s Day Scams. Click on the image below or the link to learn more on this scam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv1Onp7hhN8Check out the other videos: Scams of

Tips for Caregivers to Preserve Their Health Frances Lewis, a professor of nursing at The University of Washington, spoke at a local TEDxSnolsleLibraries event in 2016 on the importance of caregivers' health, especially spouses. She provides insight into how caregivers can protect and improve their own health while acting as caregivers. With millions of Americans stepping into the role of unpaid caregiving, it's important to be aware of how this role

Cut Health Costs with Generic Prescription Drugs Many who are under 65 do not have Medicare, causing them to struggle sometimes with covering their prescription costs. Shopping for generic prescriptions available at local pharmacies may relieve this burden even for those who have Medicare or other insurance. This HEB Generic Medication listing includes some of the most commonly prescribed medications for older adults. Other pharmacies may also offer similar prices for

Protecting Yourself and Your Medicare Coverage Article by Texas Senior Medicare PatrolGenetic testing scams are currently a widespread issue throughout the country. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. What is Genetic Testing Fraud? Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a

Health Care Scams Cost Medicare Beneficiaries Billions Article by Senior Medicare PatrolThe Medicare program and Medicare beneficiaries lose an estimated $60 to $90 billion each year to health care fraud as older adults are increasingly targeted by scam artists. This fact sheet provides basic information and tips you can use to help prevent health care fraud in your facility.Senior center and senior housing staff are in a unique position to help

Reduce Energy Costs with Help from Hill Country Community Action, Inc. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), VA Means-Tested Program Income, or otherwise qualify for assistance, you could receive free installation of weatherization materials and education. Services you may qualify for include:Ceiling, wall, and floor insulation Caulking/weather stripping Duct sealing/air infiltration measures Tune up or replacement of inefficient heating & cooling systems/appliances Refrigerator Energy Star Windows Water heater insulation