Two-years ago I took on the task of caring for my elderly mother. She is diabetic, in the early stages of Alzheimer and often falls. Last year while I was attending the BlogHer convention in New York, mom fell because she insisted on staying home alone rather than with my sister while I was away. The fall knocked her unconscious, when she woke up she was unable to move, unable to call for help and as a result she laid there for two-days and nearly died because she was unable to get her diabetic medication.
When I first heard of the new VTech Careline system, I immediately thought of my mother and my mother-in-law. Both of which are elderly and not in the best of health. I realize I spend more time worrying about them than I do anything else. With the VTech Careline system in place, I can rest assured that if one of them need help, it’s just a push of the button away. The VTech Caerline system comes with a pendant they can wear, and in the event they fall, get sick or need emergency services, they can simply push a bottom and get immediate help. On moms pendant, I programed 911 for the first call and my sister for the second call.
This also allows me more freedom. I can now leave the house and not worry as much that mom will fall, or have a stroke.
Another great feature is that I can program her phone to remind her to take her medication, which is something she forgets on a regular basis. Plus the easy to read large numbers make it easier for mom to make calls.