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Healthcare Fraud is a Family Matter

It takes an ‘ohana to care for older family members. One person might drive them to their doctor’s appointments, another might help them with housework and still another might make sure that they eat properly. Family members all work together to keep their kupuna healthy and happy. This process of working together also applies to keeping them safe from healthcare fraud. This brochure describes ways that your family can work together to prevent healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse.

Practice Good Communication

Talking about healthcare fraud with older family members may seem uncomfortable at first. Using good communication skills can make the process easier.

Tips for Talking to Aging Loved Ones

Not long ago, your older family members were the family-decision makers. Now, you are helping them to make decisions. The following tips will help your discussions run more smoothly.

Working Together

Chances of becoming a victim of healthcare fraud are reduced when the whole family gets in the act.

Understanding Healthcare Fraud