Consumer Protection For Seniors

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Learn about rights for the elderly, detect and prevent medicare fraud, and more.

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Consumer Protection For Seniors

  1. 1. Consumer Protection For Seniors
  2. 2. 1. National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regardingresearch, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse,neglect and exploitation.
  3. 3. 2. H.E.L.P. – Helping People Meet Aging-Related Legal and CareChallengesH.E.L.P. is dedicated to empowering older adults and their families byproviding impartial information, education and counseling on elder care,law, finances and consumer protection so they may lead lives with securityand dignity.
  4. 4. 3. Commission on Law and AgingThe ABA Commission on Law and Aging examines a wide range of legalissues affecting older persons.
  5. 5. 4. Consumer Action HandbookThe Consumer Action Handbook is published annually by the FederalCitizen Information Center at the General Services Administration whichprovides helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit,filing a consumer complaint, along with many other useful topics.
  6. 6. 5. Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection PageThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protectionagency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfairbusiness practices in the marketplace and to provide information to helpconsumers spot, stop and avoid them.
  7. 7. 6. Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (Administration on Aging)Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursinghomes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adultcare facilities. They work to resolve problems of individual residents and tobring about changes at the local, state and national levels that will improveresidents’ care and quality of life.
  8. 8. 7. Social Security – Report Fraud, Waste or AbuseReport allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse concerning SSA programsand operations.
  9. 9. 8. State and Local Consumer AgenciesIndex of State and Local Consumer Agencies
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