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Is it Time to Look into Special Communication Tools for Your Elderly Loved One?

Senior Care in Mesa AZ

Communication tools have come a long way from a rotary phone mounted on the kitchen wall. Now they can do quite a bit to help your loved one stay safe and healthy.Senior-Care-in-Mesa-AZ

Home Phones for Older Loved Ones

Home phones that are made specifically for elderly loved ones often include larger keys on the number pad and may have other features, as well. Some of them include much louder speakers, well-lit screens, or even visual cues that the phone is ringing. Phones may also have the capability to work with your loved one’s hearing aids. Look for the combination of features that will work best for your loved one both now and in the future.

Cell Phones for the Elderly

Some elderly loved ones may see no need for a cell phone if they already have a home phone, but it can give you peace of mind to know that your loved one has a way to communicate with anyone she needs to when she’s away from home. Cell phones made specifically for older loved ones often include larger keys, like their home-based counterparts, but they may also use voice recognition software, enhanced audio controls, and even larger, crisper screens.

Alarm Systems for Your Loved One’s Home

There are quite a few home alarm companies that offer specific services to older loved ones. You might want to locate one that checks in with your loved one regularly, that includes video cameras that you can access remotely, or even door alarms that sound when a door is opened.

Medical Alert Lanyards and Alarms

In addition to a home alarm system, your loved one might consider using a personal alarm system. This is a pendant or wrist alarm that your loved one wears and that allows her to call for help if she needs assistance. The device connects her with an operator who can send police, medical help, or even contact you if necessary.

Having the right safety technology can help your loved one to feel safer, but it also helps you to feel safer as her caregiver. Talk to your loved one’s senior care providers about other technology that you might want to consider for your loved one.

 

If you or an aging loved one are interested in hiring senior care in Mesa, AZ or the surrounding areas, please contact the professional team at Devoted Guardians Home Care.  Call today at (800) 699-4781 or (480) 999-3012.

Aaron Sinykin, MBA, CEO

Born and raised in Madison Wisconsin. Graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Finance in 1999, and Graduated from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business with an MBA in 2005.

Aaron spent 5 years working for Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona right out of college until he ventured off on his own. Aaron has owned and operated successful small businesses for the past 10 years.

Aaron is currently the CEO and owner of Devoted Guardians a Non-Medical In Homecare Agency covering the entire Phoenix valley. Aaron has been CEO since 2012 and running businesses since 2005.