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According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 36 percent of people 50 years and older are victims of identity theft, and 49 percent are victims of fraud. Protect yourself from becoming a statistic; take control of your online security and safeguard your retirement. Staying vigilant about protecting your online information from hackers doesn’t have to be a daunting process. Follow a few key steps to lock down your data and enjoy your retirement with peace of mind. Add Extra Protection to your Finances Keep your retirement, banking, pensions and 401k safe by adding extra protection to your account. Ask your various financial institutions about logging into their system with a two-step verification process. This might mean receiving an email or text alert with a specific code before you log in. For example, Fidelity partnered with Symantec for a two-factor authentication where account holders receive a randomly generated code in addition to their username and password. Your bank and credit card companies should also verify your information by phone, in person or have a secure system for logging in online. Use a Safeguard Employing every security layer available isn’t always enough to keep your information safe from hackers. You need a system in place to alert you when your information has been misused or compromised. A backup safeguard like Lifelock can monitor your credit and stop identity thieves in their tracks. The company even pledges to spend up to $1 million to hire experts to recover your identity and restore your financial reputation in the case of identity theft. Protect Your Password Use a different password for every major account from your retirement assets to social […]
You may have heard the terms “home care” and “home health care” and thought they were interchangeable. But that one little word can make a very big difference in your care! Before you call the wrong kind of agency and engage more or less care than you need (not to mention pay for it), here are the key differences between the two found here in the Dayton area. The Basics With home health care, you’ll get skilled medical care, such as wound care, medical tests, administering of medication, and therapy. Non-skilled home care, on the other hand, includes services like meal preparation and assistance with grooming, not to mention companionship. Many agencies offer both home care and home health care—take Graceworks at Home, for example—or home care services only like Assistant Care Services. Click here to start browsing for Home Care in the Dayton area The Uses Home care is appropriate when you need assistance with the routine tasks you encounter on a daily basis (you’ll see these tasks referred to as ADLs or Activities of Daily Living). Here’s how Home Instead Senior Care (with offices in Springfield and Dayton) describes its services: “In-home care provides practical support with a human touch. Our compassionate caregivers assist elder clients with common activities of daily living like showering, cooking and much more.” Often the home care facility will also drive you where you need to go or even run your errands for you! If you’ve just been released from the hospital or have an illness or disease, chances are you’ll need the services of a home health care agency, which has a variety of medical professionals […]