Getting older today isn’t the same as it was in the past. There are many options out there for seniors, and growing old gracefully in the rocking chair on the front porch isn’t the way it works anymore. In addition to great ways to grow old, however, there are very real dangers out there as well.
From scam artists waiting to take your parent’s money to the danger of online safety in the dating world and from the real possibility of falling in their own home to being careful who you hire to help them out, there are pitfalls out there they need to be concerned about. Luckily, there are a few safety prevention tips out there to help you keep your elderly parents safe in today’s modern world.
There are plenty of options for assisted care and assisted living facilities for elsderly grandparents. You should look to see if facilities you are evaluating include passive remote monitoring, which allows them to have better visibility into both current and predictive health trends for all the seniors they are supporting. It makes it more efficient and safe for the facility, so you can rest easy that they are getting proper care.
Internet Use/Online Dating
Today’s world is all about the internet and online dating. However, it can also be a dangerous world for seniors who don’t know much about these things. While you don’t want your parent to feel that you’re trying to tell them what to do, it’s best to sit down and give them some advice, such as not believing everything you read online, and never trusting that a stranger has given them good information. While there is nothing wrong with your loved one wanting to try out the internet or online dating, it’s best to be careful.
Watch for Scam Artists
From someone trying to trick your elderly parent on the phone to a scam artist trying to sell them a lemon for a car, there are con artists galore in the world today. Simple safety tips such as not purchasing anything over the phone and checking the vehicle history on a car before the purchase can help avoid these problems for your parent and yourself as well.
A Reliable Security System
Even if you have a reliable caregiver that comes in to help your parent with daily tasks, they aren’t going to be able to be there all of the time. A reliable security system can prevent a break-in and help protect your parents from harm when you can’t be there.
The Support of Family
The fact remains that the best safety prevention tip for your parent is the support of the family they love. Even though the above tips will help keep them safe, it’s your love and dedication that will help the most!
Try these simple safety prevention tips to help keep your elderly loved one safe from scam artists, online dating disasters, and more. You’ll be glad that you did!