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7 ways to help prevent seniors from falling victim to scams

June 13, 2019

Financial abuse targeting seniors is on the rise. According to the Federal Trade Commission, seniors lose more money to scammers than people much younger. Seniors over the age of 80 lost an average of $1,700 compared to $188 lost by people 19 and younger, according to the FTC.

So why are seniors common targets? There are many factors. Older Americans have had more time to accumulate wealth, which is often invested in their homes and retirement savings. Some scams target older adults because of perceived or real frailty. Today’s seniors also grew up in a more trusting time. When older adults are scammed, they’re often too embarrassed to report the crime.

Helping seniors achieve life goals, one dream at a time

June 10, 2019

Recently HSL took Sandy Kanter, a resident from Jack Satter House, into Boston to be pampered at Bella Santé Day Spa. She brought her favorite staff member Amy Courtney, and was treated to a limo, spa services, lunch at Mooo and her favorite flowers - pink roses. This all happened because Sandy was nominated for the Power A Dream program, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary. 

Launched in 2018, the Power A Dream program funds long-held or deeply meaningful dreams of the seniors in our care. Through the program, family members and staff can nominate HSL patients and residents to receive the wish of a lifetime. Whether it be a night on the town or a new wheelchair, all that we ask is that the dream be personally significant. 

Reflecting on more than five years of Hospice Care at Hebrew SeniorLife

May 28, 2019

For more than five years, Hebrew SeniorLife Hospice Care has been providing end-of-life care that honors the dignity, comfort, and spiritual well-being of our patients and families. Our multidisciplinary care team honors the diversity of Jewish sensibilities and spiritual perspectives around life and death while caring for patients of all faiths. As HSL Hospice Care goes into its sixth year, we took some time to reflect on the last five years of exceptional care across the Boston area during the most important time of life for our patients.

Saluting Hebrew SeniorLife’s nurses

May 15, 2019

As Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care Services at Hebrew SeniorLife, I have the fortune to see the incredibly selfless work our nurses do every day to care for seniors and their families. The practice of nursing changes and evolves, but one thing remains consistent: the commitment of HSL’s nurses to creating new standards in the care of older people. Nurses are teachers and life-long learners who stay current, lead change, and commit to raising the bar on the quality of care that we provide.

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