Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > > >

EASY-TO-PUSH Alert System Needed

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
dnta
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Default EASY-TO-PUSH Alert System Needed

my mom is in the 'beginning of the advanced stage' of Parkinson's. her voice and finger strength continue to decline. she has help at home 24/7 but at night she is in her room and they are in next room. we have a great room monitor (no interference) but her voice is sometimes too soft to hear. i got her a neck pendant that goes to a little chime box (NOT a central monitoring system) and when she has the strength to push it, it works great. they hear the chime and run. However it is NOT easy to push and requires two fingers and mom working at it hard - - - sometimes to no avail (i suppose a function of trying to keep a lot of false alarms going off.)

does anyone PERSONALLY KNOW of a pendant system (whether connected to a chime box OR a 'pay-by-the-month' monitoring system that is TRULY easy to push?? or have some other ideas that will help once mom has little voice and/or only minimal finger strength? thanks for your help!
dnta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
Jo*mar
Co-Administrator
Community Support Team
 
Jo*mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 24,784
My Mood: EASY-TO-PUSH Alert System Needed
Default

some ideas-

what about a baby cam type of thing?
so they can check /watch her on the TV?
http://www.x10.com/key_products/baby-cam.htm
or
http://www.agis.com/Eldercare-Basics...-Call-Systems/

or even a motion sensor of some sort so she just waves her hands and it will turn a light on or make a buzzer sound??

a whistle?

or old fashioned ringer type or pull string bell?
__________________
The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

.
Jo*mar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
DejaVu
Senior Member
 
DejaVu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,510
My Mood: EASY-TO-PUSH Alert System Needed
Default

Hi!

I can appreciate your predicament.
Jo*Mar has mentioned some great ideas!

Just a couple of ideas as I read:

How about an old fashioned (loud) hand bell at her bedside?
(Teachers used to use them in class.)

How about one of the many designs for wireless doorbells available at many home improvement stores? If the button is easy to push, it could be mounted in various ways, either secured near her or creatively secured to her person/her clothing?

(There are so many types of these, with so many types of buttons. Most buttons are mounted on display for trial at the store. They are totally wireless and most of the doorbells are quite loud! )
Hmmmm... I will have to keep thinking!

Good luck with this!
DejaVu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EASY-TO-PUSH Alert System Needed.... dnta Parkinson's Disease 1 04-19-2008 06:55 PM
FDA ALERT [1/31/2008] Suicide Alert (read this!) Sandel Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD and CRPS) 1 02-02-2008 12:02 PM
Medical Alert System Dottie Parkinson's Disease 1 08-09-2007 08:16 PM
Easy Google searches Jo*mar Computers and Technology 2 03-09-2007 04:18 PM
Breathing Is Easy For Infradig DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 01-20-2007 01:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy