A phone for elderly people is designed with features to accommodate specifics needs that are common among older adults. There are many elderly phone models and styles to suit different needs and preferences.
You’ll find them as cordless models, corded, picture dial & cellular, as well as models that have an emergency pendant to wear in case you need to get help quickly. The best senior phone you can buy depends on what your needs are.
Many older adults have trouble using a regular model for various reasons ranging from hearing disorder, poor vision, poor hand coordination, stiffness in the joints or other conditions.
Choosing the right phone has benefited many elders with effective telecommunication while dealing with limitations often associated with aging.
Reduced eyesight is very common among elders. Big buttons make it easier to see the numbers on the keypad to dial.
Models with picture buttons also help those with bad eyesight. These can be pre-programmed to dial the number that is represented by the picture you place on the buttons on your keypad instead of dialing long numbers.
For example, to call a friend just push the button on the keypad that has your friend’s picture on it.
The most common challenge elders face with telecommunication is difficulty hearing. Hearing loss is one of the top disabling conditions among older adults.
Fortunately, there are devices designed for different levels of hearing loss so you can communicate effectively. They amplify the sound coming in so that even people with hearing problems can hear. These devices are typically available as cordless, corded models and also as a cellular.
It is advisable to see a medical professional regarding your hearing condition and have an understanding of your hearing level.
Many people with joint disorder find a photo dial model helpful (as described above under "Poor Vision"). Some of these have a speaker feature so you don’t even have to hold the device while speaking. You just push the speaker button to speak and push it again when you are done.
These are just a few of the main features that are typically found in a phone for elderly people to address specific challenges.
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