Uncategorized | August 15, 2020
Crime has inarguably evolved over the last few decades. Today’s wrongdoers have
largely turned to hacking, scams, or fraud to get the money and/or personal information
they want – often through digital means. Fortunately, public awareness and education on cybercrime and scams has grown substantially, allowing us to become smarter, safer, and more secure consumers. But for every sophisticated criminal there’s one who chooses to go the old school route: home burglary.
It may not receive the same news coverage as cybercrime, but burglary is still immensely prevalent in Canada, with 1 out of 28 households burglarized. So, as important as it is to watch what we click on, it’s equally vital that we secure our homes from outside threats. This is especially the case for older adults, whose homes are often prime targets for burglars. Although seniors can be more vulnerable to this victimization because of certain factors – declining physical/cognitive function and limited communication being the primary ones – they can take steps to protect what’s
most important to them and continue living safely and independently.
Here are some of the recommended home security tips that senior clients can follow to safeguard not only their home, but also their own personal well-being.
At Comfort Keepers ® , we understand just how important home is. After all, it’s more than just a place in which we live, it’s a safe haven and an extension of ourselves. Our caregivers can help senior clients maintain peace and happiness in the home by encouraging them to follow the above tips and other security precautions. Additionally, we can provide everything from meal preparation, mobility assistance, and transportation to and from locations in and around town. For more information about Comfort Keepers’ wide array of in-home care services, call the Comfort Keepers Orangeville location nearest you.
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