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Caregiver Intercom

What is the Caregiver Intercom?  

The Caregiver Intercom provides an easy way for families and other care providers to connect with vulnerable seniors who have difficulty using a standard landline telephone.

The Caregiver Intercom, which houses a speaker and microphone, attaches directly to the older person’s landline phone. No internet connection is required since the intercom uses a home phone line.

How does the Caregiver Intercom work?   

For security reasons, when select family members and caregivers phone the senior’s home, they enter a password. Then their call goes directly to the intercom system and they can begin speaking to their loved one or client.

The older person does not need to pick up the phone to have a conversation, nor hang up when the call is complete. This device also detects if the phone is left off the hook.

Who would benefit from using the Caregiver Intercom?  

The Caregiver Intercom benefits vulnerable seniors living at home who have challenges using a conventional phone. Their caregivers also benefit by having the assurance that their loved one can easily be reached. 

Features

  • attaches to landline telephones
  • allows up to 10 pre-programmed numbers to use the intercom function
  • passcode access ensures security
  • no need to locate or pick up the phone
  • no Internet connection or subscription required

Want to be involved with testing?

Currently, we are seeking testers that:

  • are 65+
  • live in British Columbia
  • reside in their own home
  • have a landline telephone

If you are still interested in testing the Caregiver Intercom please complete the survey below.

If you encounter any problems with the survey above you can also access it by clicking here.

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