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My mom has lost the COX TV remote once again, multiple times when she lived in her apartment and now in the nursing home. I have previously purchase extra TV remotes but now am looking for a clever solution. I know this habit is part of her dementia. I will try to see if just turning the TV manually will work and make the cox channels appear also. This didn't work in her apartment. She only watches one channel. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Thanks, Countrymouse. The cox mini-remote is small, she may have bundle it in her clothing, I will have to search all of her items, or she could have left it in different areas outside of her room. I will try to see if setting the tv on and off will work with cable. The glueng of the remote to a fix spot be the answer.
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Are you paying for cable? Or does the NH provide it? If you are paying I would stop. There are antennas out there that will bring in local channels. Hopefully the one Mom watches is one of them. Then u use the TV remote. But like ur Mom, mine watched one channel Cozi with all the old shows on it. Or, set the TV for just that channel. Moms LTC provided limited cable, like 13 stations. You should be able to go in and delete the channels you don't need. Then its just a matter of on and off if your set has a button. If not, there are very simple remotes with on and off, channel and volume controls.

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bo99worrier Mar 15, 2019
Thanks, JoAnn29, for your suggestions. The NC Provides the cable but I will check to see if it can be customized. I will also check if the TV can be set to one change and whether the channel my mom watches is in a local channel and whether she gets a good reception. Also helpful link.
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I would find a self retracting system that you can super glue to the remote and securely attach to the nightstand, coffee table or the place she most frequently uses it.
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bo99worrier Mar 15, 2019
Thanks, it sounds like a good Idea. i need to find a self retracting system on the internet and see if either I can glue or make a hole in the cox mini remote or the universal remote that I need to purchase. But I will check one more time with my mother in case in magical appears.
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You can buy tracking stickers for remote, keys, etc. They are cheap (4 for $16.98 on Amazon).
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bo99worrier Mar 15, 2019
Interesting idea, I will have to see how precise it would be in pin pointing the location or when it is hidden in clothes. Thanks
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When Mom started to lose the remote I purchased one of those huge curly ribbon package bows and tied it to it, so it would be easier to spot. That was ok for a while. The next step was getting a huge TV remote. It was about 10” x 6” and almost impossible to lose. It also had really large buttons which helped too.
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That's a puzzle. You'd have thought in a nursing home there would be a limited number of places for her to stash the remote in and forget. Have you ever found any clues as to what she's actually doing with them? - I mean, it's not like they're *that* little and easy to lose or hide, as hearing aids or jewellery or even glasses and dentures might be.

Meanwhile, though - if she only ever watches the one channel, what happens if you set her tv to that channel, can you just turn it on at the wall again without using the remote?

Otherwise, I guess you could find some kind of lanyard to glue the remote to her chair or table - but you'd have to watch out that she couldn't entangle herself in it. Just having one of those holders wouldn't work because she'd never put the remote back in it.

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