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My mother, age 96 call/yells for me when she needs me to come into her room and help her. We live together in a large house. Anyone have any suggestions as to what we can get to communicate w/o yelling?
Hopefully this will get to "Marikfrost" if she's not found a better solution.
While some of the suggestions were good ones, my husband and I found that they were not good enough for those in a large house. Even if Mom rings a bell, I need to go to her room (often taking the stairs) to find out her need. And, often, it was something from the kitchen, which meant the stairs again.
We found a wonderful "baby" monitor that has the capability of my talking to my mother over it. Now, my mother has dementia, so her remembering any new actions (like pressing a button, etc) are impossible. So, she rings her bell, which I hear on my portable (hooked to my clothes) monitor, I press a button and ask her what she needs, she needs only speak and I hear her, I tell her I'm coming or I'll get what she needs or whatever. It has been a lifesaver! The best thing ever!
Hope this helps.