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What are telephones aids?

Telephones and mobiles are devices that enable you to keep in contact with friends and family when you’re at home or out and about.

What are the benefits of telephone aids?

Our range of telephones have large buttons and simple designs to make it easier for you to contact your loved ones. If you are living alone independently, an accessible telephone can increase your confidence, as you know that support is just a quick phone call away.

What different telephones do you offer?

Big button phones – home phones are available with big buttons and a clear design, so that the numbers are easier to read. This is especially beneficial for those living with a vision impairment.

Photo phones – we offer numerous telephones with photo buttons. If you have a friend or family member who you call often, you can stick their photo on the button and the phone can be altered to call them when that photo button is pressed. This is ideal for anyone with dementia or a memory condition who may find it difficult to remember long numbers or which buttons to press.

Pendants – we provide telephones with pendants or wrist alarms that call stored phone numbers when you press the alarm or if you leave a predetermined safe area. An SOS device is available which connects to mobiles and can inform family and carers of your location or alert them if you leave a certain area.

Mobile – mobile phones with SOS and emergency buttons immediately contact friends or family when pressed. You can choose from phones that are compatible with hearing aids, or from phones which feature talking buttons and a location monitor. We also provide a mobile that can be programmed with photos or names of your family, as well as different colours and designs.

Accessories – we provide a range of accessories that make telephones more accessible, especially for anyone with sensory impairments. Multiple amplifiers are available to boost the volume of your telephone, as well as a pillow shaker that alerts you to a call if you cannot hear the telephone in bed. A phone case is also available for mobiles.

What should I consider when choosing a telephone?

Think about your own sensory requirements and whether you would benefit from additional sensory alarms such as the amplifiers or pillow vibrator. This is vital to consider, to ensure you choose a phone that you can use comfortably and hear easily.

Consider where you will be using the telephone. If you want to take the phone out and about, you might consider one of our easy-to-use mobile phones.

View all our Dementia Memory Aids here.