Per the National Council on Aging, every 13 seconds an older adult is seen in an ER for a fall related injury, and 1 in 3 older Americans falls every year.  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for persons aged 65 and older.  Even minor falls can be problematic when they instill a fear of falling, making it difficult for elders to stay active, sometimes leading to depression.
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Definition of fraud
Many scams could be avoided if consumers took two simple steps before acting: to ask and check. Questions are empowering, and many scammers will shut down once you start asking them. However, it’s a good idea to not only ask questions, but to do your homework on their answers. Here are three examples of how to ask and check to help prevent financial exploitation:
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