Choosing a cell phone for an elderly person

Published on : 28 September 20224 min reading time

For elderly people, some of the devices they use on a daily basis will need to be adapted to their lifestyle. So, giving them an age-appropriate cell phone is very reasonable. There are really cell phones dedicated only to the elderly. A device that offers them comfort and convenience in their lives. For this reason, there are certain criteria to consider when choosing and purchasing a cell phone for an elderly person.

Elderly-friendly phone designs

With so many options in technology being discovered every day, it’s not always easy to find the best cell phone in a specialized store. A few tips need to be taken into account, such as the design of the phone, its interface, its sound volume, and its accessibility to an SOS button. Your elderly can communicate with you without any problem while being safer and more reassured with this device adapted to their vision and hearing. 

There are several cell phones adapted for the elderly. Trendy models are scattered in specialized stores such as touch screen phones, monoblocs, clamshells, smartphones, etc. Being elderly does not prevent people from following the news on the internet and communicating with family and friends on social networks. The smartphone and touch-screen phone are ideal for this. Their screens are larger and allow good readability for seniors. In addition, they offer easy access to the internet. Apart from the good grip, the clamshell is very comfortable and secure. Its format prevents making calls by mistake and undoubtedly avoids false manipulations. And after a call, just fold the device and the communication is certainly cut off. As for the monobloc, it is much more appealing to seniors thanks to its very practical and direct access to all functions. Its keys are large and well-spaced, which facilitates handling. Some seniors want modernity, and others choose the most practical. The choice of cell phones for seniors varies according to their expectations and needs. Do not hesitate to ask for more information. 

A cell phone with a simple and clear interface

A cell phone with an ergonomic interface is perfect for an elderly person, regardless of their choice of phone design, which can be a touch screen, flip, one-piece, smartphone, etc. This allows for the ease of use of the device. Specific icons are often found on cell phones for seniors, especially smartphones. They assist and guide the elderly to know and learn the handling of their phones. It is then very important to compare the interfaces of each phone you choose before buying one for seniors.

A cell phone with adequate sound volume and compatible with hearing aids

Indeed, hearing problems come with age. This is the reason to choose a cell phone for seniors. The sound volumes are well-adjustable. During a conversation, the volume can be raised to over 40 decibels. The ringing level can also be amplified. It can go to more than 90 decibels. This system helps grandparents to have good communication with their grandchildren when they are far away from each other during vacations, for example. Some cell phones are compatible with devices such as hearing aids, in case you wear this device. You can use a cell phone without any problem. The phone will not damage your hearing even more. So, don’t hesitate to get a good deal of information about the phone you are thinking of buying.

 A cell phone with an SOS button

Choose a cell phone with an SOS button for seniors. This key is very special. It allows you to send a message or call a few numbers of your loved ones that are prerecorded on the device. It is a solution to assist the elderly at a distance. In case problems arise during a walk, they only have to press the emergency button. Generally, this key is red to be easily identifiable. It is often placed on the back of the senior’s cell phone. There are models of cell phones that geolocate the owner’s position thanks to the transmission of the SOS signal. This system makes it possible to determine the precise location and place where the person in question is. The use of this model of phone is therefore very beneficial for the elderly as well as their relatives. On the one hand, it ensures the safety of its users. On the other hand, it reassures the relatives by being alerted immediately when health problems occur. In order not to worry too much about your elderly during the whole day, opt for a cell phone on which 4 to 5 close numbers can be set up.

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