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    Alert call buzzer

    Wondering if anyone knows of a call button that would alert my mobile phone that my husband needs me? Sometimes when he tries to stand up he falls on his knees and cant get up, or will fall sideways when sitting and gets stuck. I work from home and my desk is in a different room so don’t know he needs me. It would also be useful when I take our dog to his doggy playgroups, I need to know if I need to get back quickly. The ones I have found he receiver plugs into a wall socket which is fine if I don’t move from that room but ideally I need one that alerts my phone. Any ideas? Thanks x
    Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
    Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
    Alison ♥

    #2
    If your husband is able to press a button then I think any of the life line systems would work. If he needs you he just presses the button, the call centre calls even if he can’t respond they will call you or any of the 3 nominated numbers before calling the emergency services

    https://www.lifeline24.co.uk/?gclid=...SAAEgLzRfD_BwE

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      #3
      Thank you so much, at the moment he can still press a button with his left hand. Thanks again.
      Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
      Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
      Alison ♥

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        #4
        Hi Alison.
        I wear a buddi bracelet ( www.buddi.co.uk )

        You can have it linked to their call centre but mine is linked to nominated phones. It alerts if you fall, press a button or shake your wrist. You can adjust the settings and sensitivity.

        The button is quite fiddly to press , however and I've had lots of false alarms where I've shaken my wrist. Our kids have the alert on their phone and just say Hi Mum now. It would be useful for just you and your husband though xx

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          #5
          Deb crikey you’re up and about early or are you two just getting in 🤣

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            #6
            Originally posted by Bowler View Post
            Deb crikey you’re up and about early or are you two just getting in 🤣
            Oh yes ...just another wild night out 🤣🍾🍹🍸🎉xx

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              #7
              Deb thank you, that sounds just what I am looking for, for it to ring to my phone. xx
              Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
              Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
              Alison ♥

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                #8
                Hi,

                Just a different angle on this but have you thought about a small wireless camera that you can just keep glancing at?
                Foxes Never Quit 💙

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                  #9
                  Oh I hadn't thought of that and I have one too. Will definitely try that thank-you
                  Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
                  Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
                  Alison ♥

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                    #10
                    We have been provided 2ith a call systemv thats linked to a pager. The call button has been adapted a few times as mobility has reduced and is now head operated, but started with a finger operated buzzer, then foot and now head. Its great as I can go up the garden or into another room and take the pager with me. Also its loud enough to wake me in the night. ( Even though we sleep in the same room)

                    This was provided by ACT (Assistive Communication and Technology- same people who provide us with Grid pad and Eye Gaze) updated as required. Its battery operated so could be worn on the body somehow.

                    Hope this helps. The switch is currently fitted to a long flexible arm which can be attached to chair, wheelchair or bed. I only have to provide replacement batteries.
                    Carer for husband diagnosed with ALS April 2021. Hand onset. PEG fed, completely immobile, communicates with eye gaze.

                    Respiratory and blood gases still within normal range.

                    No speech but sense of humour still fully intact.

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                      #11
                      Thank you so much for this. We now have a few options to look at. x
                      Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
                      Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
                      Alison ♥

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                        #12
                        Doggymama Just to throw another option into the mix Alison...

                        I use a wireless doorbell to attract attention indoors - the base unit is plugged into a socket in the hall and my unit can be brought anywhere I am.

                        It isn't a little 'push button', but it has a 'touchpad' which I touch with my head. The bell can be heard throughout the whole house and no computer need - yup, if only I had it that night on the loo 😏

                        I use a baby monitor in bed in case my NIV alarm beeps. xx
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                          #13
                          Ellie Thanks Ellie, He is now falling more and had a really nasty fall backwards down the stairs so I am trying to make sure he can reach me at all times. The wireless door bell is a good idea, Thanks so much xx
                          Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
                          Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
                          Alison ♥

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Doggymama View Post
                            He is now falling more and had a really nasty fall backwards down the stairs
                            Oh my days, is he OK? xx
                            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                              #15
                              Don't know how he didn't break his neck, he fell backwards and we have a stairgate at the bottom to stop the dog going up, well he ended up with his head bent over backwards on the bottom step with his forehead pressed into the stairgate. His mid to lower back was completely black with the bruising and he had a carpet burn on the top of his head and stairgate tram marks down his forehead. He was very lucky. Stairgate has now been removed and he has been told not to try to step over the cat who was sleeping on the stairs. Downstairs wet room nearly completed, another 3 weeks and I think we will be there, can't come too soon xx
                              Carer for my husband who was diagnosed with ALS on 15.12.21.
                              Trying to think of only today and tomorrow
                              Alison ♥

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