They can acknowledge their well-being with just a push of a button. Or by doing so, they can let their loved ones know that they have taken their medicine. For most seniors, this is how technology should work for them.

My mom and her dementia clock

Many seniors wish to stay in their own home for as long as they can

At 92, my mother is experiencing some memory issues. Often times, she refers to her notebook for tasks to do, and her dementia clock helps her keep time. She pays close attention to a light panel we set up for her and the message we posted there to help her remember. The message also reminds her to turn the light off afterwards.

lightbox saying TAKE YOUR MEDICINE

By monitoring this light panel, we know my mother reads her message twice a day. My sister, her primary caregiver, will receive a notification alerting her otherwise. As a result, my mother enjoys the choice of staying in the comfort of her own home while her senior friends are considering moving to a senior care facility.

Light off signals peace of mind


Like my mother, most seniors are well aware of what’s happening around them. The CareRinger “Tap-2-check-in” button-light will remind them when it’s time to check-in. They just need to tap on the button to turn off the light. It offers those with hard of hearing another way to communicate with their trusted contacts without having to rely solely on their telephone for check-in.

About the author: Henry is a former telecommunications professional, now attending to the needs of elderly people. For years, he has been teaching seniors about senior-friendly technologies in his local communities. He is an inventor and Founder of CareRinger, and holds patents on methods that apply to his service.

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