We will add more to this list in the future but thanks to our friends at Saint Matthias Church, here are a few tutorials on how to setup home delivery or car-side delivery of food and other essentials through Instacart and Raley's e-cart.

https://www.saintmatthiasoakdale.com/shoppingtutorials

Help setting up home delivery and curbside pickup
Avoiding Scams

Unfortunately people will try to take advantage of other people during any crisis.  Seniors are often targets of scams during times like these.  Here are a few common scams regarding COVID-19 that are already popping up that we want you to be aware of.  If you hear of anymore that we can add to this list, please email admin@lccoakdale.church and we will add them to this list.

Phone calls:

  • People claiming to be from medical organizations that have a COVID-19 vaccination and require over-the-phone payments to reserve a dose. Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus.

  • Charity scams that claim to help COVID-19 victims and their families, along with investment schemes involving research for the development of a vaccination.

  • Phone calls offering special deals to senior citizens to clean and sanitize their homes and require a pre-payment over the phone.

  • Receiving a robocall that uses COVID-19 as a scare tactic to get the caller to act to “keep your family safe”.

  • Just as for all other Medicare scam and fraud prevention, remember to never give out your personal information over the phone to any unsolicited callers.

Email scams:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. (They could download viruses onto your computer or device.)

  • Emails that appear to be from legitimate sources, posing as the CDC or World Health Organizations.

  • Bogus charities claiming to help COVID-19 victims are also making the rounds. (If you don't know the charity, don't donate to them.)

  • Companies claiming to have possible COVID-19 cures.

Scammers targeting elderly residents at their homes:

  • Two men knocked on a woman's door saying they needed to test her for the coronavirus since she was high-risk. Then they made her pay money and stole her information.

  • People offering to help seniors with getting groceries and supplies, then taking their debit cards and stealing from them.

 

 Here are some general tips to help keep scammers at bay:​
 

  • For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
     

  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
     

  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
     

Other useful information for seniors regarding COVID-19:

  • To protect yourself from COVID-19, follow some simple but effective guidelines available in English and Spanish outlined by the Administration on Community Living on how to stay well, precautions to take, and what to do if respiratory symptoms develop: What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know about COVID-19? This webpage is updated regularly with information from the Center for Disease Control, guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), scams alerts from the Federal Trade Commission and more.
     

  • Medicare now covers the complete costs of COVID-19 tests and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has also just issued new guidance for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans regarding flexibilities to increase access to treatment and obligations of coverage when a state has formally declared an emergency. They also updated their guidance for nursing home visitations, and issued guidance for dialysis centers, home health agencies, hospice agencies and more. For detailed information, see CMS’ webpage on all COVID-19 action, updates and guidance.
     

  • If you have questions or complications arise regarding coverage for any COVID-19 related treatments or tests, call your local Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). If you come across a COVID-19 phone scam or other kind of scam, hang up and report it to our California Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-855-613-7080.

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