Which Doorbell Should You Buy?
As you have seen in all of the options we’ve reviewed, there are a few different kinds of doorbells that are great for seniors and elderly folks. Which one is best for you?
The answer to this question depends on your living situation, along with your personal preference and budget.
Those who live alone may find that the video camera doorbells provide them with an added layer of security. These videos basically act as a virtual peephole, allowing you to see who is at the door without having to open the door. At times, some models also work via WiFi so you can see the video feed even if you’re away or can’t get to the door.
Cameras are good for anyone who doesn’t necessarily feel safe answering their door for just anyone, or may have limited mobility to be able to get up and answer the door all the time.
Additionally, cameras are great for people who still work and are out of the house often. You can use A WiFi-enabled camera for seeing people who come while you’re home, but it can also record those who arrive while you’re out of the house. Temporary or permanent storage will let you review footage from the day.
Seniors living in an assisted care facility may feel safer and may not feel the need to have a video camera on their door. Additionally, seniors living with other family members may also feel safe enough not to opt for the camera.
Hard of Hearing?
Loss of hearing due to age is a permanent condition that can’t be reversed. Signs of this can occur between the ages of 65 and 74. For this reason, some seniors like to invest in doorbells that are best suited to make up for this loss.
Luckily, there are certain doorbells that have features to better equip the hard of hearing. Some of them utilize bright, flashing lights to gain attention from sight rather than sound. Different versions of these doorbells usually also offer multiple receivers for different rooms in the house. Those who have trouble hearing will see the flashing throughout the house and will know someone is at their door.
Additionally, there are portable receivers that don’t make sound but vibrate and also use flashing lights. These receivers clip onto belts and waistbands so the wearer can feel it and know when someone is at the door. The sense of touch is used to replace the sense of hearing that may be at a loss.
Make Your Choice
Regardless of the fancy features and sleek designs, the doorbell you choose needs to be what is best specifically for you and your needs. The choices we have provided you with today can help you along with your search.
Consider your living situation. If you live alone, you may need more features to aid you versus someone who has a live-in caregiver or nurse who comes often. Your budget can also factor into the model that’s best for you. There are systems with added security features that don’t require you to break the bank or invest in features you may not use.
Overall, make sure the system you choose can help you answer your door in the way that works best for you, while also keeping you safe.