Knowing how to stay safe in the home is important regardless of age. For seniors, however, home safety requires even more attention and precautions as mobility limitations or cognitive decline make seniors more vulnerable to injury or dangerous situations. If you have an aging loved one who lives alone, you and your family should plan out how to keep your loved one safe in their home, especially if their health puts them at a greater risk of harm.
“Today, senior scams, including identity theft, are a significant problem in our society,” says Polly West, Executive Director at Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods in Nicholasville, KY. “Everyone is a potential target and no one is immune.
“Older Americans are especially vulnerable to senior scams and identity theft. In fact, millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year.