With any opportunity comes the opportunists. Be cautious of potential vaccine scams and make sure to alert Senior Medicare Patrol if you’re not sure, and never give out your personal information to callers!
A powerful force indeed! Ombudsman Kathy is highlighted in today’s Press Democrat:
Crista Barnett-Nelson, Executive Director for Senior Advocacy Servicers and the Sonoma County Long Term Care Ombudsman program was featured along with county Human Services Department Director on radio and newspaper.
The serious lack of evacuation planning by area facilities was disturbing and the response by the state oversight agency was even more concerning: “But state regulators dismiss the county’s concerns that care homes didn’t have good plans in place, and that they were relying too heavily on public resources. In a written statement, the California Department of Social Services, which regulates assisted living facilities, called the actions of facilities “appropriate,” and said their plans meet state standards.”
Connecting you with your loved one who is living in long-term care
Does someone you care for live in a long-term setting such as
assisted living or a nursing home?
Join us online or by phone to discuss how you can connect with
your loved one and speak up for the quality of their care.
Meet the Sonoma County Long-Term Care Ombudsman who
advocates for your loved one’s rights.
Sonoma County Virtual Family Council
Thursdays, June 18, 25 and July 2,9, 16 and 23, 2020
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a call-in number or a link to the Zoom meeting.
Call (707) 526-4108 for information.
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Senior Advocacy Services has a long history of working with a large cadre of generous volunteers helping to advocate for and inform seniors across six counties (Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Mendocino, and Lake). Our volunteers provide tangible results and intangible qualities that not only brighten the days of our aging population but also make a direct impact on their safety and quality of life.
Ways we depend upon our Volunteers
On Monday June 24th, KTVU Channel 2 news reached out to Senior Advocacy Services about a story highlighting Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month.
Coincidentally, not long before the TV request, the SAS Elder Justice Coordinator, Donata Mikulik, met a community member Ezra Gardener Rust who had fallen victim to a phone scam that cost him approximately $32,000. Read More
Another great resource to keep an out on in case you’re approached by scammers:
With the arrival of the holidays, the scammers have come up with yet another ruse to get you to click on an attachments and expose your computer and network to malware. DO NOT CLICK ON ATTACHMENTS. They may look like emails from someone you know, but pay attention to the actual mailto: address and you will see it’s spam (red arrow).
The Wall Street Journal has released it’s list of 2018 best books on aging well. Holiday reading anyone?