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Many of us struggle with trying to keep tabs on our elderly relatives, and worry that they will not be able to contact help in case of emergency. Many phones on the market today, are difficult for them to maneuver successfully. For one thing, the buttons are smaller than a generation before, and there are more of them. The VTech Careline is designed to make phone use easy. It is perfect for older people, the disabled and anyone else who wants a quick and easy to use phone handset. As a holiday gift, it not only brings safety and ease to seniors, but peace of mind for their loved ones as well.
In my family, my parents were quite self sufficient until recently (they actually ran circles around me, with their gardening endeavors). My dad had an operation in the spring, that basically by-passed his liver. He hasn’t really been himself since, and when his toxicity levels rise, he becomes confused and lethargic. My mother struggles with diabetes, and care taking for him. My younger brother lives with them, but can only do so much, as he is disabled himself. I live about 45 minutes away, and have my young daughter to care for, so I can’t pop in all the time to check on them. So far they have always been able to get in touch with me when they need to, but they do seem to get confused as to whether they are calling my home or cell. They also seem to misplace numbers a lot. For obvious reasons, when I was offered the opportunity to try out and share information about the VTech Careline line of phones, I was very interested in it as a tool to help them maintain their independence.
VTech Careline Phones for Seniors
The Careline phone system from VTech, is versatile in meeting the needs of our senior and disabled love ones. There are standard dial buttons for them to call non-programed numbers, as well as large photo speed dial buttons, for frequent & emergency contacts. The display text is nice and bold too… I’m in my 40’s and already see a big benefit to that. A portable safety pendant that can be worn around the neck or clipped to your waistband, and has speed-dial capabilities is included with the SN6197 unit. It has no monthly monitoring fees, but can get help when needed.
When I first looked at the pictures of this phone system for seniors, I was concerned that the images buttons might be a struggle to set up. I was happy to discover that the speed dial photo buttons have a flip up cover, so seniors can insert a small photo, image symbol or slip of paper with hand written text into each window. The new SN6307 handset pictured here keeps it simple with 4 big dial buttons and just the essentials. It is a system ad-on, and may quickly become your elderly loved one’s go-to phone.
VTech is currently offering a combo deal on the CareLine® Corded/Cordless Answering System with Pendant and Photo Speed Dial Cordless Handset (includes both SN6197 & SN6307), so you will get the whole package shown above for one reasonable price. Wouldn’t that make a wonderful holiday gift for the grandparents.
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