Timely Tips for Caregivers

Safe Return Registry

If you live in the Mt. Juliet area and you’re caring for a relative with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you need to know about the Safe Return Registry. The program helps local police locate elderly loved ones who have wandered away from home. MORE

Guides for Managing Someone Else’s Money

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office has released four easy-to-understand booklets. 

Alzheimer's Quick Tips 

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tip Sheets offer brief and easy-to-understand information that can help caregivers of people at any stage of the disease. Download or print the tip sheets or call (800) 222-2225.

Police Warn Against “Secret Sister” Scam

This latest scam is a variation on illegal chain letter scemes. You receive an invitation to purchase a $10 gift and add your name to a list. You are told you will receive 36 gifts in return. Don't reply to the invitation, don't send or spend the money, and don't share your name and personal information. Instead of 36 gifts, you're more likely to receive one great big headache and a basketful of regret.  

What Not to Do If You’re in the QMB Program

If your loved one is enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB), it’s important to know that you are not responsible for paying Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.  If a provider or debt collector asks you to pay, don’t! Do these three things instead.  

 

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