I know there are call button type devices that can monitor people if they fall or need help. I'm under the belief, that there is a monthly charge each month for several of these type devices. I feel like they are probably excellent especially for people living alone.
What I'm about to say is in no way to discourage anyone from getting these much better systems.
What I'm wanting to know is;
" What can be used in the home for the patient to call their caregiver or family member for assistance that is not expensive but fairly reliable."
We have tried a whistle but the patient needs pretty good lungs and after a while can become annoying.
We have used a cow bell but if outside, it's hard to hear from both of these.
We currently use a pair of Microtalk walkie talkies with several buttons on it for various things made by Cobra.
Aside from actually talking which is supposed to reach several miles depending whether in a large city or rural area.
We have never used them much for talking. We have tried it a few blocks away and it worked.
There is one button my better half likes to use which sends out about 10 fast loud pitch beeping sound that is very distinct.
We purchased them from Wall Mart for about $60 bucks. It came 3 in the pack. This doesn't require her to have to yell to get my attention.
For someone with lung disease it works great.
I do admit that 3 batteries per walkie talkie can get expensive. I found on Amazon an 8 battery charger which can charge AAA or AA batteries at one time.
It's called "Mr Batt" and I use them for everything including the TV remote. I purchased with it 2 – 8 pk of AAA and only 1 pk of AA.
Since Christmas see has received many glow in the dark items. Now I need to get another charger and more batteries, lol.
So far, I love the "Mr Batt" battery system.
What do others use to communicate between patient and caregiver?
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