You just avoided being on next year's FTC list of those victimized by impostors.
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale held a senior prom in May.
The grandfather asked the young man who got on the phone, "Are you OK?
In 2015 alone, the FTC received 10,565 "family/friend impostor" fraud complaints; it's impossible to say how many more recipients of these calls didn't notify the authorities. Emily and I went to a White Sox game last night," the caller began explaining. "He's right here next to me." I could hear muted conversation in the background, but it didn't sound much like the noisy Chicago police stations I had covered early in my reporting career.The next step for some is to allow residents the option of having sex, and to provide support for those who do.“Sex falls right smack dab in the middle of who we are as people,” said Marguerite Mc Laughlin, senior director of quality improvement for the American Health Care Association, the nation’s largest trade association for nursing homes, representing nearly 10,000 of them.The Hebrew Home has stepped up efforts to help residents looking for relationships.Nursing homes in New York and across the country have increasingly broached the issue as part of a broader shift from institutional to individualized care, according to nursing home operators and their industry groups.Many have already loosened daily regimens to give residents more choice over, say, what time to bathe or what to eat for dinner.
(As one government official said, "Their game plan is to get you so upset that you overlook holes in their story.") Once the grandfather was back home, the phone rang again. The grandfather was too embarrassed to call the police.