Up until recently my 85 year old mum was doing okay with answering FaceTime on iPad or doing Messenger video, and sending occasional texts on her mobile phone. We had a video call almost every day. But now she seems unable to do FaceTime. She has forgotten how to answer the mobile phone, isn’t aware that she has received a text message. The land line is off the hook for long stretches of time. So, I’m thinking about having a camera in the living room that I can activate remotely (with iPad /iPhone) so I can talk to her without her having to do anything. Anyone out there done something like this? Any suggestions appreciated.
I haven't done that but could you both have something like an Alexa? If hers was on a timer plug you could set it to be on specific times and then she can just say call Janice and get connected to you?
Her forgetfulness might be part of a bigger decline. Is she happy living alone do you think? Does she get visitors every day? Sorry, I don't have experience of the camera/facetime thing. There is that doorbell app to check her visitors though, if that's of use.
is she leaving the landline off the hook because she doesn't wish to be disturbed? Are you worried about her or is it more that you miss talking to her? I certainly wouldn't put a camera in without permission.
On another note does she have an emergency alarm bracelet in case she needs help suddenly? She would need to leave her phone connected at all times for that, l think. I don't think the phone being off the hook would affect it.