Helping an Elderly Relative find things

RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
So my mother is de factor caretaker for my great-aunt, currently in her late eighties, and while still pretty independent she's become super forgetful, mainly surrounding her keys and/or purse. I had given my Mum a set of Tiles (seen here), bluetooth devices you can link to a phone and make them play a jingle to remember where you put the thing, but my aunt doesn't have a smartphone and probably couldn't deal with one. Does anyone know of a similar device she could attach to keys or put in her purse and activate without a smartphone?


  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    If she can't deal with a smartphone, what kind of device are the fobs that attach to the keys or purse is she going to keep with her so she can get a notification ?

  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    If you haven't already, I suggest you get a pair of hooks and hang them somewhere she can use to always put her purse and keys in the same location. Come in the door hang up your stuff, never lose it again. It just has to become a habit. I know there are products that people used at a retirement home I worked at once that were just a simple push button on a controller you could hang somewhere and it made your key ring beep a lot. is an example, but I don't want to say that's the same ones I saw in use. I'm pretty sure we went through life-alert or some other similar company with a solution for all residents. (I assume because you don't want 300 people all on the same channel setting off each others devices all day)

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