By Shawn Turcotte
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, CPCA
Few of us can remember a time before cell phones were in everyone’s pocket. Even the Internet has become an integral part of our culture. Using the web to pay bills, conduct banking, scroll social media, and even book a vacation is super easy. It is common to be lulled into a false sense of security while surfing from the comfort of your home. Unfortunately, there is a dangerous part of the Internet. If you are not careful, you can easily give a thief just what they want from you.
While everyone is at risk of these cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security indicates that “seniors are defrauded at twice the rate of the rest of the population.” At Home Instead Senior Care, we understand the dangers and the fun the Internet can bring to your parent’s life. Help your elderly parent avoid being a target when they are online.
6 Suggestions for Keeping Mom Safe on the Internet
Help your Mom and Dad continue to enjoy the benefits of the Internet when you share these suggestions:
Encourage your senior loved ones to explore the Internet. With a little common sense, they can use all the interesting information and resources the web has to offer. Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton serves families and their senior loved ones to remain living independently. Our caregivers are highly trained and ready to assist you as you care for your aged loved one.
Call us at (780) 439-9990 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our community.
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