Her own phone
I'm so frustrated with our phone situation. We have a large home that used to be filled with our children. They are now at college or on their own. It's just my husband, my mother and me in law now.
We have an extra phone line for our fax; my MIL has been using it. It takes her so long to get to the phone that we got her a "telemergency" phone. These phones have a pendant that can activate a speakerphone.
Modern phones have handsets that are very lightweight. The problem is that it's hard to tell if the phone is on the hook or not. We need an old style phone that has a cradle that the handset fits into, so that if the phone isn't on the hook, it will fall on the floor. After her stroke, she is left with less manual dexterity and insensitive fingers. She can't deal with complications. All these phones have so many unecessary features.
Has anyone tried some else that has worked?