Anyone have one of those kinds of devices for some one that is older and maybe a bit shaky on their legs or have some kind of health issues? If so, how do you/they like it, what's the cost and which one is it?
My remembering device is called "wife"M-5":gs54j3kq said:I dont know anyone personally but the fire dept and ems here is always going out on calls to help some one get up after they pressed the alarm. Can't remember the name either . anybody got a device to assist you when you forget things??
dun":zqcobaiw said:Anyone have one of those kinds of devices for some one that is older and maybe a bit shaky on their legs or have some kind of health issues? If so, how do you/they like it, what's the cost and which one is it?
Jogeephus":353oq5rv said:MIL, has dementia and we got one for her. I think its Life Alert. It was hard at first to keep her from setting it down and losing it but now she freaks out when she can't find it and keeps it on her most all the time. We also got her a cell phone. I can't recall the cost of this but it wasn't much when you look at the cost of the sitters who stay with her from sunup till bedtime but at least she's happy being able to stay at home. She fell the other day and chose to use the cell phone rather than the Life Alert but she had both on her at the time.
Margonme":ircplws7 said:Well, she is doing better than me. I can still remember the species name of the Northern Fence Lizard but I cannot remember where I laid my hammer down 2 minutes ago.
red angus 2010":19jbv3nc said:Life Alert I believe is a brand. My mom has been gone for a few years now, she would always call me when the need arose. Caring for your parents can try all of the emotions and patience you have. Mom at the end would ask me why she was still here, dad was gone and everyone she knew. She would tell me she just wanted to go home. Mom wanted to just stay in her house and not be a burden, she had convalescence for a time at a nursing home and then came home. I will never forget the call she made when she had gotten up to make lunch and started walking without her walker. I found her on the floor and she just looked at me with a resignation to the realization that she was going back and would die there. No matter how frustrating it can be as they go thru their final season of life just grin and bear it, be pleasant and tell them you love them. When they are dead you can look back and have no regrets for something you said out of frustration/ exhaustion.
I stay out there so much and so late, my question has always been "How long before someone (wife) even starts to look for me?"cowboy43":1h9zqar4 said:
greybeard":u2zdadgm said:I stay out there so much and so late, my question has always been "How long before someone (wife) even starts to look for me?"cowboy43":u2zdadgm said:
Jogeephus":310bs55p said:. I know, I'll be dead and it won't matter but I hate buzzards and the thought of this haunts me.
Craig Miller":3dhdx25q said:Jogeephus":3dhdx25q said:. I know, I'll be dead and it won't matter but I hate buzzards and the thought of this haunts me.
"Buzzards gotta eat same as the worms."
This topic seems of more value everyday. Grandparents are getting weaker everyday. Mamaw fell last week at church and almost again coming up from the storm cellar the same week. She's 85. He's 89. I expect to get a call to come help anytime. I got that call with my other papaw right before he died. It's hard to see them that weak after seeing how strong they always were. I can't imagine any of them saying in a nursing home except my other mamaw. That's where she wants to be at the end so she's not a burden. Her words not mine.