Personal-Safety Tips for Older Adults

You don’t necessarily need physical strength, agility, speed or expensive security devices to help protect yourself and your home.  You do need to be alert, cautious and confident.

Keep doors and windows locked.  Install easy-to-use deadbolt locks.  Don’t attach an ID tag to your key ring.  Install new locks if you move to a new home or lose your key.  Keep your garage and basement doors locked.  Draw curtains and blinds at night.  Don’t leave windows open at night.  Use floor or ceiling fans for air circulation.  Install and use a peep-hold in your door.  Never open the door to strangers or let them know you are home alone.

Source: Escondido, California Police Department