County of Summit
October 7, 2013
Often, senior citizens seek home health care givers to help them with their day-to-day activities, such as general housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation and assisting with personal hygiene.
Unfortunately, sometimes home health aides can be more trouble than help. They can scam you out of jewelry, cash, credit cards and other valuables in your home without you even noticing. However, these scammers can be stopped!
· If you are looking to hire a home health aide, be sure to go through a licensed company that does background checks.
· Also, consider installing cameras in your home to monitor any suspicious activities.
· Do not leave your valuables in plain sight and do not tell your home health aid where you keep your wallet, purse, checks or credit cards.
· Monitor your bank statements often. Are there any fraudulent or suspicious transactions?
Sherri Bevan Walsh