Unfortunately, there are many people, mostly elderly adults, who are getting scammed over COVID-19 issues. During this pandemic, there have been thousands and thousands of people who have been scammed financially. It is important to make sure your elderly loved one knows how to fact-check the information that they receive regarding COVID-19. This is especially true when it comes to any money that is coming from “the government”. Yes, people have gotten stimulus checks. However, there are scammers who try to convince people that if they give out their bank account information to them over the phone or by email, they will get money. This is not how the government is doing things.
You care for your mom and dad. Whether you help them with hygiene and grooming or cook their meals, the pandemic is changing your routine. You need to prioritize their safety. To do that, follow these four steps.
Wash Your Hands All the Time
You need to constantly wash your hands. You make a meal, wash your hands after chopping each ingredient. Wash your hands before serving your parents’ food items. Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands when you bring in the mail, pet your dog or cat, or use the toilet.