Reports this week are suggesting that the nation could be relieved of their landline telephone payments. As the traditional telephone begins to fade out we would like to show you the best mobile phones for the elderly, so that you can replace your landline with an easy-to-use mobile.
People have been calling for the likes of BT and other telecom providers to scrap fees for a while as people generally only use their landlines for the odd call every now and then, or for the internet and of course our personal alarm systems.
There is nothing wrong with keeping your landline. As mentioned you need one for your internet connection and to stay safe with a personal alarm. Plus your telephone could be a nice traditional feature of your living room or hallway.
But just in case you are in the market for a mobile phone, here are a few options that are ideal for the elderly user.
Doro Mobile Phones for the elderly
Mobile phone manufacturer Doro have created a whole range of mobile phones for the elderly. They have released easy-to-use versions of flip-phones, slide-phones, regular phones and now the touch-screen smart phones.
All of the traditional phones (all apart from touch screen) have been given big buttons, all of which have clear symbols on them so that the user knows what they need to press.
All of the devices come with an assistant button, easy navigation, a torch, loudspeaker system and some a hearing aid compatible.
The simplest and safest mobile phone is the Doro Secure 580. This features for speed dial keys, with space next to them for you to write the names of the four people you will be calling the most.
This mobile also has GPS localisation so that your family members can find out where you are if they cannot get hold of you.
This mobile is ideal for the elderly. Much like the Doro mobiles it has huge dial buttons and a bright clear screen that has simple instructions for you to follow. It also has a loudspeaker system and is compatible with hearing aids.
The Alcatel also has a torch button and has a camera so that you can take photos when you out and about at family events. There are also simple lock and unlock buttons on the side of the device and it has a long battery life.
What makes the Alcatel good is that it is also stylish. Many phones that are designed to be easy and simple to use aren’t always the prettiest to look at. The Onetouch comes in a sleek black finish with a curvy design.
There is even a radio for you to listen to, without having to plug any earphones into the device.
Personal Alarm for your Telephone
If you are keeping your landline telephone then why not invest in a Lifeline24 personal alarm. Our alarms have been designed specifically for the elderly, disabled or for those who are living alone and would like to ensure that they will receive help if they have a fall.
The alarm comes in two parts, with the user receiving a base unit and a pendant device. The base unit plugs into your telephone socket, with your telephone being plugged into the back of the alarm, and into a power mains socket.
The pendant can then be worn either around the wrist or around the neck depending on the user’s preference. Both attachments come inside the alarm’s box so the choice is completely yours.
Once your alarm has been set-up, and you have selected up to six emergency contacts, you will be in the hands of our 24/7 Platinum Accredited Care Team. If you feel unwell or have a fall, simply press the red button on your pendant and a member of the Care Team will be in touch over the alarm’s loudspeaker.
He or she will then call your emergency contacts and ask them to attend immediately. The emergency services will also be called for should they be required.
To find out more please visit our website or give our sales team a call today on 0800 999 0400. Order a monthly or annual plan using the discount code BLOG2016 and you will receive £5 off.