Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 2022
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on December 29, 2022
It's the end of the year, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2022. From school bus safety to preparing for winter storms, find out which blogs made our top five. Top 5 Blogs of 2022 When is it safe to pass...
Better Business Bureau Warns About Online Holiday Shopping Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on November 30, 2022
As you begin or continue your holiday shopping, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns shoppers about the risk of scammers targeting victims. The BBB stated that online shopping losses are estimated to exceed $380 million this year, and the age group at the highest risk is 18 to 24-year-olds, as many scammers use fake...
Tips to Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe on Halloween
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection, Leisure on October 25, 2022
As a kid, Halloween is the best holiday. You get to dress up, eat tons of candy, and stay up late watching scary movies. Unfortunately, even with all that fun, there are still dangers to watch out for and be mindful of on Halloween night. 9 Tips to Stay Safe on Halloween 1. Go...
Carbon Monoxide & Boating
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness on June 27, 2022
Boating is a great way to enjoy summer with friends and family while relaxing on the open waters. Unfortunately, there's a silent killer putting boaters and their family in danger: carbon monoxide. Read our tips for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat. What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless,...
Understanding an Air Quality Alert
Posted in Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on May 12, 2022
Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here's a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one. Types of...
Choosing a Good Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection on May 9, 2022
By Craig McLaughlin As of 2022, the United States Census Bureau has recorded there to be over 54 million adults 65 years or older. As people live longer, many Ohioans are going to need medical care and assistance that can only be found at a nursing home. With over 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, distinguishing...
Posted in Consumer Protection, Medical Malpractice on April 18, 2022
Adults 60 years or older are the most prone to experiencing abuse in nursing homes. The U.S. Census data has shown that over 200,000 Ohioans experience elder abuse each year. One woman who endured this abuse at a Cleveland nursing home was Esther Piskor. Her son Steve installed a hidden camera in her room...
Essentials to Keep in the Car
Posted in Automobile, Consumer Protection on November 2, 2021
Whether you're driving across the country or just down the road, it's important to have a few items in your car for any unexpected situations. Below is a list of essential items to keep in your vehicle at all times. Jumper Cables/Portable Jump Box A car battery can die at any point without warning,...
Protecting Older Adults From Financial Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on October 15, 2021
As adults get older, they become more susceptible to financial scams. Approximately 5 million adults 65+ are financially abused every year at an estimated loss of $36.5 billion. Here are different types of financial scams and how older adults can avoid them. Types of Financial Scams Impersonators Scammers will call stating that they...
A Student’s Guide to College Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on August 23, 2021
Most students head off to college around the same time they are becoming adults. This means they will be making decisions on their own and will be more susceptible to potential scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), adults 18-24 were 56.6% more likely to fall for a scam with median losses of...