Greatest Gifts for Grandma or Grandpa

Greatest Gifts for Grandma or Grandpa

by Kurt Knutsson

Constant Companion

Visiting Angels, the in-home caregiving provider with 600 locations is the first to install a new virtual companion system in the homes of seniors. Constant Companion is a powerful medical alert and personal emergency response system that works hands-free with Amazon Alexa. It helps older loved ones live safely in the freedom of their own home.

Constant Companion is super easy to setup. Pull it out of the box and plug in each module around the home. One fo the bedroom, bathroom, living areas like the kitchen each can cover up to 1000 square feet. For the senior in our life, there is no setup, no logging in, no wifi needed and no password to learn.

The features are rich and thoughtfully made for folks living alone at home that now number greater than 14 million Americans. Got an emergency? Just say, “Alexa, Call for Help” to reach a 24/7 emergency response. It also allows for medical reminders like when to take meds and when the next doctor’s appointment is approaching. To combat loneliness, Constant Companion developers studied that Amazon Alexa and their proprietary system can be effective. Simple interactive voice games and tools like “Alexa, Let’s Chat” can help brighten the day of many seniors who often go 5 days in a row without human contact.

Jitterbug Smart2 Phone and Flip Phone

When seniors leave home, this is the best phone. Loved ones can be alerted if there is trouble and the 5Star button along with service makes getting help simple and quick. A database at GreatCall you build when taking the Jitterbug Flip or Smart2 Phones out of the box allows you to build a profile of emergency contacts, medical conditions, family contacts. Loved ones can download the GreatCall app to check in making sure grandma or grandpa are okay. It brings an incredible peace of mind to the whole family.

Get the Jitterbug Flip or Smart2 Phone here



Apple Watch Series 4 or later Fall Detection

A genius wearable that detects a hard fall while you are wearing series 4 or later Apple Watch. Once detecting a fall, it taps your wrist, sounds an alarm and displays an alert. You can choose to contact emergency services or dismiss the alert by pressing the digital crown or tapping close or “I’m Okay”. After 30 seconds without your response, it automatically contacts emergency services with your location.

Turn On Fall Detection

  • Open Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  • Tap “Emergency SOS”
  • Toggle “Fall Detection” ON

Make sure to setup medical ID and add emergency contacts. Open Settings on iPhone, Tap Health > Medical ID and follow through with details.



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