201611.21
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Resources to Combat Scams

The holiday hustle and bustle, along with our heightened sense of generosity, makes this a lucrative time of year for scammers. While it can be impossible to keep track of all the new scams, the vast majority of scams share some common characteristics. Knowing what to look for is the first line of defense against scammers.

201611.16
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IKOR Expands into Central Virginia, Bringing Life Care Management for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities to Charlottesville and the Surrounding Region

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (November 16, 2016) – IKOR, a growing network of offices offering healthcare and financial advocacy, life management services and guardianship, announced today that it has opened a new branch here to help secure proper care and optimal quality of life for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Central Virginia. Operated by Charlottesville resident…

201610.18
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Recognizing and Preventing Financial Exploitation Targeting Seniors

As the baby boomers move steadily into their golden years, approximately 1 in 10 will find themselves the victim of financial exploitation. A MetLife study estimated that financial exploitation costs U.S. seniors approximately $2.9 billion annually. A later study by Allianz Life found the average victim loses $30,000. Despite increased awareness and better safeguards, the problem…

201610.18
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Helping Seniors Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is an ever-increasing problem, especially for seniors. According to data from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, the number of seniors reporting identity theft has nearly doubled since 2013 with a record 185,673 reports to law enforcement agencies in 2015. Seniors tend to be targets of identity thieves for a number of…

201609.13
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What It Means to Be an Advocate

Darleen is in her early 80s, and like many her age, the passage of time has started to take its toll. While mentally as sharp as ever, Darleen’s frailties have made it difficult to do some of the tasks she had never previously thought about. As Darleen has aged, the house she and her husband…

201609.13
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Helping Clients Navigate a Medical Crisis

A medical crisis can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be the diagnosis of a terminal illness, a sudden serious injury or a lot of little, seemingly manageable tasks that hit a critical mass and unexpectedly overwhelm a family caregiver. Regardless of how a medical crisis begins, the results are typically the same….