Home Care Encinitas Phone Device

Home Care in Encinitas: Call Blocker May Protect Elderly

New Phone Device May Soon Be Available for Home Care in Encinitas

What happens when you get an unwanted marketing phone call? Most likely, you give a courteous response and hang up the phone. Of course, if you get a lot of those calls, your responses may become less courteous! But consider this nuisance from the perspective of a senior under home care in Encinitas. Unsolicited calls are frustrating and confusing at best, and downright dangerous at worst. A device gaining attention in Great Britain may hold a promising solution for us in the States.

Connects to Phone Line

The device is a small box that attaches to the cord of a landline phone. Somewhat like an Internet content filter, it offers differing levels of security based on the user’s preferences. You can program it to block all calls originating outside the U.S., which is great for blocking offshore scammers and marketing calls from outsourced centers. Or, if you know that your elderly loved one doesn’t need to be taking calls from anyone but a few select people, you can set it to block all calls except theirs.

Simplifying Safety

While the most obvious and cheapest way to avoid unwanted calls is simply to hang up the phone, that isn’t always simple for seniors. The act of getting up and moving to the next room to answer an unwanted call can be dangerous for handicapped seniors. And those who suffer from dementia or other cognitive issues easily forget the procedures for dealing with calls. Preventing the phone from ringing in the first place is a great way to save a senior the trouble of sorting through calls.

Phone Safety: Home Care in Encinitas

A phone screening device may be the perfect solution for your aging loved one. But home care in Encinitas can also provide a level of safety when it comes to people on the phone, at the door, or in public who would like to steal from or hurt seniors. An elderly person alone is a tempting target for scammers, but if they are accompanied by a capable caregiver, they become far less vulnerable. Don’t take chances with your loved one’s safety, and always make sure their finances are adequately protected.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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