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Dementia Landline Phone?

I wasn't 100% sure where to post this first off

 

my great aunt is in later stages of Dementia and we have had issues of her just putting her phones on the base in other words not getting turned off. 

 

Are there any phones Bestbuy sells which may be suitable to help combat this? I am a reasonable person so budget isn't overly importantly versus doing the needed job. 

 

Note this is in reference to a landline phone. 

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Re: Dementia Landline Phone?

Hey AWBrown,

Are you looking for a landline phone with a function that will essentially automatically disconnect/hang up after an extended period of inactivity, or when the dial/busy tone rings?

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Re: Dementia Landline Phone?

Preferably the first one
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Re: Dementia Landline Phone?

Hi again AWBrown,

 

I did some research and it doesn't look like we sell any phones that have a specific auto-disconnect feature that you're looking for.  However, I do have a few suggestions for you!

 

The first would be to simply purchase a corded landline phone rather than a cordless, as it may be easier to forget to hangup or even lose the wireless handset, and returning the wired phone to the cradle simply ends the call.  Unfortunately, as I mentioned before, there isn't a fail-safe option that would disconnect the line after being left off the hook for a long period of time.

 

But, after some quick browsing of the internet, I stumbled upon another solution that might work for you.  One user on an Alzheimer's support forum suggested purchasing an inexpensive cell phone and recording a custom ringtone with a voice that says something along the lines of "You left the phone off the hook" that would play everytime you call it.  Granted, this option would potentially force you to buy/refill minutes on the line, but it may be cheaper than purchasing an expensive phone system or adapter.

 

I hope this helped some!

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Re: Dementia Landline Phone?

Hi Sam15,

Thanks for the ringtone idea she does actually have a emergency cellphone (if she can ever remember to leave the volume up..lol....) so that's is a very good idea actually thanks.

I have given her more than one corded phone recently but with her having the dementia she just either forgets about them or just decides not to use them I guess.

I do appreciate you though in your capacity seeing if there were any relative features on phones out there!

Have a great day. Smiley Happy
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Re: Dementia Landline Phone?

Hey AWBrown,

Not a problem, I'm glad I could help even if just a little! Take care Smiley Happy

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