9 Easy Steps for Senior Citizens to Protect Themselves and Their Homes

9 Easy Steps for Senior Citizens to Protect Themselves and Their Homes

Senior citizens are often seen as easy targets for robbery, burglary and similar crimes. As such, it’s important for seniors to be well-informed and to take every possible precaution to protect themselves from break-ins, fraud and other crimes.

There are a few easy steps that seniors (and their families and caregivers) can take to ensure that they remain safe and secure, as discussed in a recent Senior Living blog post. We’ll summarize those steps below.

Protect Your Identity

  1. Don’t have regular monthly checks – such a pension or Social Security checks – sent through the mail. Have them direct deposited instead.
  2. Don’t include sensitive personal information in emails or text messages.
  3. Beware of scams – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Increase Your Home Security

  1. Make sure all doors are locked when you’re both at home and out. Lock windows as well.
  2. When someone knocks on the door, use a peephole or small window to verify their identity before opening the door.
  3. Don’t leave a door key under the doormat or hidden in another location near the door. Give keys to trusted family members or caregivers, or install a smart lock that can be operated remotely.
  4. Install motion sensor lights near doors and in dark places throughout the lawn.
  5. Choose doors made from solid wood or metal, and ensure that the doorframe is strong.
  6. Invest in a home security system. Not only are security systems the best way to prevent break-ins, but they can also be valuable in medical emergencies, fires and more. Security systems are especially important for seniors who travel regularly or live in a different city for extended portions of every year.

At KMT Systems, we aim to ensure that all Atlanta-area senior citizens are well-protected and safe. Our home security systems and smart home automation can be easily customized to fit your needs and budget. Get in touch today to get started!

Senior Medical Alerts for Your Home

Senior Medical Alerts for Your Home

Senior Medical Alerts for Your Home.  Last week I received an email from Barbara in Atlanta.  “My elderly parents live alone.  They are both in their 80’s.  I worry about their health and their safety living alone.  It is difficult for me to check on them all the time. What can Protection Concepts offer to help me and them to live alone?

Great question, Barbara.  At Protection Concepts we offer a Personal Emergency Response System. (PERS)

How does a PERS work?

PERS has three components: a small radio transmitter (a light-weight, battery-powered “help” button); a console connecting to the user’s telephone; and an emergency response center that monitors these types of calls. When emergency help is needed, such as medical, fire, or police, the PERS user can press the transmitter’s “help” button, sending a radio signal to the console (connected to the user’s telephone). This causes the console to automatically dial one or more pre-selected emergency telephone numbers. If the center cannot contact the caller or determine whether an actual emergency exists, they will notify emergency providers to go to the caller’s home, monitoring the situation until the problem is resolved. Most “help” buttons are waterproof, and can be taken in the shower or pool.

What can PERS do for my parents?

Our friendly employees have been specially trained as PERS operators to assist you in times of need or just to check in and see how things are going. We also make scheduled calls to your home phone and engage in a conversation to determine your wellness and to see if you need any special help.

  • Medication Reminders: Our operators can call and remind you to take your medication.

 

  • Emergency: If at any time you are distressed, the Personal Emergency Response System panic pendant device can notify our operator of an emergency and we will immediately send help.

 

  • Inactivity Detection: If our operators detect no movement for a pre-determined period, an alarm is triggered and we immediately send help.

 

  • Fall Detection: Our operators are even able to identify a possible fall and follow up with your contact list to ensure safety. If at any time there is an emergency or the need for any type of service, we’ll notify the proper authority and the contacts you have placed on your personal call list.

 

  • We never rest or take a day off… 24/7, 365 days a year, we are there for you.

Conclusion

If you have a loved one who is elderly or has a disability, give us a call so we can provide details on how PERS can give you peace of mind and protection for your loved ones.

A Medical Alert System for Atlanta Seniors

A Medical Alert System for Atlanta Seniors

A Medical Alert System for Atlanta Seniors

Do you know what the biggest wish for seniors? When recently polled, their biggest wish is to live independently in their own homes. If you are a senior or you have senior parents, you want to that wish to come true. You also know making the wish come true comes with huge challenges.

From statistics we know that one third of the senior population will experience a severe fall. These falls can bring additional medical conditions.

We all have problems remembering our medications. Seniors require more monitoring for their medications to stay healthy.

A good support system can help a senior remain in their own home. This can be a challenge financially as well as physical since many adult children have their own jobs and families that require their attention.

Why not put technology to use in helping realize the senior dream?

A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) can inexpensively provide the support and peace of mind needed to live the senior dream. Whether you use the easy to use button form or the water proof pendant, you have technology that can help senior leave the dream!

What do you get with a PERS system? Our friendly employees have been specially trained as PERS operators to assist you in times of need or just to check in and see how things are going. We also make scheduled calls to your home phone and engage in a conversation to determine your wellness and to see if you need any special help.

  • Medication Reminders: Our operators can call and remind you to take your medication.
  • Emergency: If at any time you are distressed, the Personal Emergency Response System panic pendant device can notify our operator of an emergency and we will immediately send help.
  • Inactivity Detection: If our operators detect no movement for a pre-determined period, an alarm is triggered and we immediately send help.
  • Fall Detection: Our operators are even able to identify a possible fall and follow up with your contact list to ensure safety. If at any time there is an emergency or the need for any type of service, we’ll notify the proper authority and the contacts you have placed on your personal call list.

We never rest or take a day off… 24/7, 365 days a year, we are there for you!

If you are a senior or have a senior parent, give us a call. We will explain the PERS system. You ought it to yourself or your senior parent to live their dream!