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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.


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Protect Seniors from Fraud (1 of 5)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead® introduces a video series on scams and fraud and how to help your senior loved one from becoming a victim.

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The Impact Fraud Can Have on Seniors: Protect Seniors from Fraud (2 of 5)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead® talks about why seniors become targets of scams and the impact of this fraud.

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How to Identify & Prevent Seinor Fraud: Protect Seinors from Fraud (3 of 5)

The kinds of senior financial scams and how to identify them, hosted by Mary Alexander for Home Instead®.

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The Top Scams Against Seniors: Protect Seniors from Fraud (4 of 5)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead discusses the eight most common financial scams against seniors.

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Preventing & Reporting Senior Scams: Protect Seniors from Fraud (5 of 5)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead® talks about the steps to take to avoid senior scams and what to do if your senior loved one becomes a victim.

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Prevent Senior Falls: Assessment and Balance Exercises

Learn about a series of exercises to help prevent and assess a senior's risk for falls and help them build strength to improve their balance.

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Chair Stands Assessment

Use chair stands to help assess an older adult's lower body strength.

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8-foot Up and Go Assessment

This assessment is a measure of an older adult's balance, agility and walking speed.

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Side Leg Raises

Side leg raises help to improve the strength of the hips and legs.

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Weight Shifts

Older adults need to maintain their center of gravity while they are walking. This exercise helps to strengthen the area around their belly button.

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