Considering the sheer volume of financial, government, medical, and even personal data stored on Internet-connected devices and online accounts, the Baby Boomer generation is now especially susceptible to cybercrime. But older adults are also at risk of experiencing attacks or medical emergencies at home. Older adults have a higher chance of falling, as one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year according to the NCOA. To keep seniors safe inside and outside of the home, as well as online, these gifts can provide some much-needed protection:
LifeLock is an American identity theft protection company, which includes threat detection, potential fraud alerts, stolen fund reimbursements, and live member support. To defend the information of Internet-connected seniors, we recommend LifeLock’s Ultimate Plus membership subscription with Norton Security. It offers security protection for up to five devices and includes up to $1 million in reimbursement for stolen funds, expense compensation, coverage for lawyers and experts, and more. This December, Medical Guardian is partnering with LifeLock to offer both peace of mind and comprehensive identity theft protection to customers.
*LifeLock Ultimate Plus Membership is $29.99/month for the first year
Lutron Light Sensor
It can often be difficult to turn on every light as you make your way throughout your home, especially at night. To make your walk from point A to point B as safe as possible, Lutron has a variety of sensors that will automatically light your way and help to reduce fall risk. Lutron’s system includes sensor switches, dual-circuit switches, and dimmer sensors to guide you through dark passages with less risk. Be confident enough to travel from room to room without having to strain your eyes feeling for a light switch, or worry about tripping over something lurking in the darkness.
*Prices vary depending on which type of light sensor best fits your needs
Ring: Video Doorbell
Home security is at your fingertips with Ring’s Video Doorbell. With built-in motion sensors, homeowners can receive virtual notifications that allow them to see, hear, and speak to visitors in real time from anywhere. This built-in rechargeable battery doorbell is perfect for keeping your home safe from intruders and theft, as homeowners receive motion-activated alerts that can potentially stop criminals in their tracks, and prevent potential home break-ins.
*Video Doorbell is $99.99, as low as $17/month at 0% APR