Dad is not great at answering my phone calls or monitoring messages. He lives alone and has the lifeline button (but doesn't detect falls). He has the tv up so loud, that he can't hear my calls, or he takes long naps. Sometimes it takes 4-5 hours before he answers my "Are you Ok?" messages. Often, I worry about him, so I go over to his condo to check on him. He has been fine each time; the tv up too loud etc. So, I was thinking; if his cell phone would auto-answer, I could hear the tv up loud and be relieved that he is ok..or he could hear me talking with him and answer. Is there anything you guys are aware of that can do something like this? It could be a messager-type app too, walkie-talkie app? any other ideas?
They have Amazon echo screens for two way visual conversations, but he would have to hear it, just like a phone, and answer for you to see him. Another thought would be a phone for hearing impaired. Some can be set up to make a light flash when it rings. He might not hear the phone ring but possibly see the light flashing off/on. Check his local phone company for phones available to him for hearing impaired
"HELP, I've fallen and I can't GET UP.
Guess it works unless the person is not unconscious
If your dad is hard of hearing, you can get a flashing light for his phone so he can see when it's ringing. Most iPhones have this setting, so just Google how to activate it if you go that route.
Maybe get a security camera that you can monitor from your cell phone or computer.