On December 17, 2010, the Management Staff of Seniors Choosing To Live at Home recognized four individuals for their service to our Members and Company.
Patty King, has been with the company for over two years and she has demonstrated tremendous love and compassion to our members! Patty, has been loved by all that have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you Patty for your continued service to the company!
Sabra Moore, has also been with the company for over two years. Sabra, came to us with little experience regarding Seniors, but her ability to adapt, natural caregiving skills and sweet disposition have made her very successful with our members. She is an excellent chef and have pleased many pallets with her cuisines. We want to thank you Sabra for her continued Service with our company!
Barbara Stocio, has been with our company for over 3 years! Through her life experiences, calm nature and people skills she is responsible for improving everyones disposition that she encounters. We have been very lucky to have Barbara, as a part of our company! Thank you Barbara!
Teresa Banks, has been employed with us for under a year. She has demonstrated ALL of the qualities that we find neccessary for success with Seniors. Two tragic experiences in Teresa’s life are what lead her to our company and her desire to give back to the community. Thank you Teresa and we look forward to a long working relationship with you!
It is no secret that health care services for the elderly have remained lucrative despite the current economic crisis. Not only are legitimate service providers continuing to grow, but scam artists are also on the rise.
Medicare scams are growing. Coupled with legitimate senior service marketing are scams that defraud Medicare, overcharge seniors, and even scams that use false Medicare marketing to commit identity theft.
There are some common red flags that may indicate a Medicare scam.
- Charged co-payments on clinical laboratory tests, and on Medicare covered preventive services such as PAP smears, prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests, or flu and pneumonia shots.
- Routinely waived co-payments on any services, other than those previously mentioned, without checking your ability to pay.
- Advertised “free” consultations to People with Medicare.
- Claimed they represent Medicare.
- Used pressure or scare tactics to sell you high priced medical services or diagnostic tests.
It is also prohibited for Medicare marketers to approach your senior in any of the following situations:
- Door to door solicitation – coming to your home without an invite
- Approaching you in a parking lot, hallway, lobby, etc.
- Unsolicited telephone contact
- Unsolicited emails (unless you have given out your email address)
Direct Mail Marketing is legal. Legitimate Medicare marketers will use the following language in their printed promotional material.
- Advertising pieces – “This is an advertisement;”
- Plan information – “Important plan information about your enrollment”
- Health – “Health or wellness or prevention information”
If you or anyone you know feels they have suspicions of fraud they can contact the Medicare’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)