Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

  • 1. Majority of the offences against senior citizens are committed by the persons that are known to the victims, viz. servants, watchmen, relatives, vendors etc.

  • 2. Such persons are generally not on police record.

  • 3. Information about servants is generally not provided to Police for the fear of losing household hands/servants

  • • Employ a servant after verifying his antecedents with the help of the nearest Police Station. Always carry an Identity Card with you.

  • • Never discuss financial matters in front of servants/strangers.

  • • Deposit your valuables in safe deposit vault of any Bank.

  • • Treat your servants in a humane manner.

  • • Normally, do not allow the relatives or friends of your servant to visit your house. If at all he/she has any frequent visitors, get their antecedents checked from police. Try to keep the number of such persons to the minimum.

  • • If you are staying alone, please inform your neighbours and also to the Secretary of your Housing Society .

  • • Use of modern security gadgets like door alarm, electronic-eye bell etc is always advantageous. Consult professionals for installing such gadgets.

  • • Install a peephole in the entrance door of your house and allow access only to the known and identified persons. Install double door system. It is always safer to deal with strangers without opening the main door or deal with them only after informing the neighbours or the security.

  • • Never leave spare keys or even the original keys in the open or in the conventional hiding places.

  • • Verify the identity of any repairman, salesman etc and allow them access only after informing the security.

  • • When you admit a workman or a salesman, do not leave him alone at any time.

  • • You will be safest in bright, well lit and busy areas.

  • • Stay alert to the surroundings while jogging or walking. Avoid using ear phones etc. at such times.

  • • Keep emergency medicines and family doctor's numbers or emergency medical services (EMS) numbers at hand.