Care recipient (cr) with vision loss frequently misdials while trying to place calls due to difficulty reading phone numbers and key pad numbers materials broad-tipped pen poster board telephone with large number pad phone plan with no-cost information call service

Try: #check with phone service providers about plans for people who are blind or vision-impaired and see if the cr qualifies for a service plan that includes free

Materials: Transfer board electric hospital bed wheelchair with removable arms and footrests gait belts

Categories: Maintenance, Independence, Some Supervision, Vision, Poor Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware

Information: Calls #look for a phone with a large-button number pad these are available in rehabilitation supply catalogs blind and low vision resource outlets and independent living catalogs #using the thick pen and large poster board list the most frequently dialed numbers in large enough print that the cr can see them easily program those numbers into the phone phone’s speed dial feature if it has one and note the speed dial number next to the phone number on the poster board information

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

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