Pages Menu

Special Event for Operation Family Caregiver

Please join Southern Caregiver Resource Center at a special event benefiting military families throughout Southern California on November 6, 2013. Southern Caregiver Resource Center started a new program called Operation Family Caregiver (formerly known as the Wounded Warrior Family Caregiver Outreach Program).  The program helps family caregivers of Veterans from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan who return home with traumatic brain injury (TBI) coupled with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In support of the program, we are hosting a very special event on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4:30pm – 7pm at the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center in Balboa Park.  The event will bring together a number of high ranking military officers and personnel, elected officials, community leaders and media.  We will have a special video presentation from Congresswoman Susan Davis, and Jennifer Town, Director of the C5 Unit at the Naval Medical Center, will be one of our guest speakers.  There will also be a presentation from a young military family that will speak about the...

Read More

When Your Aging Parents Need You Most

As the number of aging adults continues to grow, family members will be faced with knowing how to provide or arrange care for their loved ones. Who does one turn to for answers? What questions should be asked? What resources are available? For answer to these questions and more, please join us at the free workshop on Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, 92037.  Please RSVP by September 30. For more information, please see the flyer here: Seniors Planning...

Read More

Take Simple Actions to Prevent Phone Scams

Take Simple Actions to Prevent Phone Scams & Protect Yourself If Scammed Here is a quick action plan checklist if you feel you have been scammed or your identity compromised. If you’ve been scammed, notify your bank. If a scammer has any part of your account number, close it immediately. Open a new account with new account number. Contact the 3 credit bureaus: Experian 888-397-3742, EquiFax 800-685-1111 & TransUnion 800-888-4213 and post a fraud alert statement. Freeze your Credit Bureau Report (CBR) if you are not opening any new credit cards or have any major purchases. Contact your phone company and if you don’t have it, get Caller ID. Tell them you are a senior citizen and had a fraud/scam attempt. There are special low-cost programs to help cover the cost of Caller ID. If you have Caller ID, give the phone number used by the scam caller to the phone company and have the number blocked. Add your phone number to the Do Not Call List. Register each...

Read More

Protect Yourself From Obamacare Scams This Fall

The roll out of the new health care program known as “Obamacare” begins in October, with enrollment from October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014. This enrollment period is not to be confused with Medicare’s fall Open Enrollment which is October 15 – December 7, 2013. The beginning of any new federal program is an opportunity for confusion and for con artists to prey on consumers. Below are a few important tips to avoid scams both for people with Medicare and those without. Tips for people with Medicare If you have Medicare, you do not need to purchase any coverage through our state’s insurance marketplace, called Covered California. Your Medicare benefits satisfy the requirement to have health care coverage; you do not need to do anything. (It is actually illegal for someone who knows you have Medicare, to sell you a plan through Covered California.) You do not need a new Medicare card, Social Security card, or any other new identity card. You do not need to verify any of...

Read More