I am always looking for something to make life easier for my loved ones while I am caring for them. A friend of mine told me about an idea he had for his wife. His wife was very ill he needed something for her to use to call him in case she needed help. He had these all over his house.
It is a doorbell...not the normal doorbell, but one with multiple bell buttons. He placed these buttons in places where his wife might need help, such as: next to the commode, on the wall next to the tub, in her bedroom on the headboard, and next to her chair in front of the television and attached to her wheelchair. It was ingenious! She could push the button with little effort, to call for help anytime she needed it.
This is something I could have used while caring for my elderly Mother-in-law, who was confined to bed.
It costs very little and gives your loved one so much more control over their care. They will love it. He keeps the doorbell in his office, where he works all day, and can go to her aid anytime she needs him.
He could go out to work in the garden and take the doorbell with him, so if she needed him he would know. What a good instrument to help the caregiver. Your loved one will be happy too, because she will then be a little more in control of her life. To the ill person...that is important.
We lose all control of our life when we need a caregiver. You would think that would not be so, but it is. Even though the caregiver is family, you still lose control of everything you are used to doing on a daily basis. This little doorbell gives you back a little of that control.
If you are a caregiver, you might want to look into getting one of these doorbell for your loved one. It will give you peace of mind.