Combat isolation and safety fears with a cell phone

Try: Cell phones with voice activated dialing may be helpful for care recipients crs who have trouble remembering numbers or using a landline phone for other reasons cell phones are small and can be carried in a pocket around the house or outside some phones are relatively inexpensive although their monthly operating fees rates and conditions vary from company to company to set up the telephone key in the numbers for contact people friends doctors etc ask the cr to say the person’s name and according to the phone’s directions attach the verbal tag to the number once the phone is programmed it will dial the numbers upon voice command eliminating the need for the cr to remember or enter the numbers with each call assist the cr to practice using the phone until you and the cr are confident the phone can be used properly

Materials: Cellular phone with voice activated dialing available at electronic stores or discount stores

Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, Some Supervision, Hearing, Good Hearing, Touch, Good Touch, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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