The Best and Safest Way to Manage All Your Passwords

grey haired man sitting at table and using smartphone at home
If you’re a caregiver providing elderly care in Colorado Springs, you are probably aware that there are many elderly at risk of having their passwords compromised or forgotten, and some valuable services would be thus rendered inaccessible. While it might not normally be considered part of senior living home care, you can recommend some good ways for your senior charges to manage their passwords to various critical services and functions, so they don’t lose access to them.

Having worked for a while with elderly in-home care, you are most likely well aware that it becomes more difficult for seniors to remember their passwords, especially if they’re being conscientious about changing them every six months, as they should. Here are some tips you can recommend as part of your senior home care service to clients you work with.

Pen and paper 

This is the tried and true method of retaining all current passwords, and it’s also pretty simple to manage. The best approach is to have a little journal or password book where you can always jot down your list of current passwords, and update this list as changes are made. Of course, this will require that you remember where you’ve put your password book, so it’s not 100% foolproof, but it’s definitely a workable solution.

Third-party programs 

There are all kinds of programs online which will manage your passwords for you, generally in exchange for some monthly fee you pay. It can definitely be worth the fee, if you want to maintain an accurate listing of all your passwords, and have them readily available whenever you need them.

Your browser 

Most of the major Internet browsers will store your passwords for you, so you can retrieve them as needed. You’ll even have the option to auto-populate the logon information whenever you need access to some account, and in that case you won’t need to remember anything at all.

Separate email 
You can create a separate email which you only use to contain sensitive household information, including all your passwords. If you’ve forgotten what your logon information is to any specific website, you can just consult your saved email to find out the correct logon data.

Standalone gadgets 
There are a number of companies which manufacture compact gadgets where you can enter your logon information to various sites. Since these gadgets are only used for storing passwords, you won’t get confused about other data, and as long as you don’t lose sight of your device, you’ll always have ready access to all your accounts.
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