Have you ever known anyone who never locks his or her door? My dad rarely locked his. When he had a stroke, it actually proved beneficial; as a friend who came to visit was able to get medical help quickly. As a general rule however, I think it is best to keep your doors locked.
In this article, an elderly couple experienced a home invasion. My guess, is that the invader was a relative, or a friend of a relative (he knew just where to go for their prescription medication). Thankfully, the couple wasn’t injured. This article is a good reminder to keep our doors locked at all times…. even during the day. For elderly individuals in particular, it is wise to give a responsible family member and a trusted neighbor a copy of your house key.