My 84 year old mom has been using a pendant since about 2008. She continued to use it even after getting 24/7 care. Anyone use both a live-in and a pendant?

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(She had a stroke back in 2009 and then a mild one in about 2010 that we were unaware of at the time. So she continues to have 24/7 care since that and a hip fracture in 2010.)
It seems the aide that is with her for about a year now, thinks it is not really needed. It is tempting to cancel it to reduce her monthly bills but I am just wondering if it would ever come in handy for example if she had a stroke and was unable to voice the need for help from her aide if the aide was in another room. (I am not sure if she could hit the pendant if she was unable to speak....) Any thoughts? Anyone use both a live in and a pendant?

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Thanks everyone for your input. I am leaning towards cancelling it and trying the doorbell idea right near her bed. Thanks so much! I am going to also speak with her neurologist/stroke organization.
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My mom had Lifeline for years while she lived on her own and during the period that I lived with her but was still able to leave her on her own for extended periods, but when she needed me full time I decided to drop it. My reasoning was that there are other, cheaper methods to summon help within the home and even if she needed me and I didn't hear her I knew I would be checking on her soon. I was also comfortable with the fact that mom was a DNR and anything sudden or catastrophic might carry her away.
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I live with my husband and have a wireless door bell to contact him at night plus I do also have a pendant. Actually it is a wrist band and looks like a watch. it works anywhere i go and is GPS enabled. I would say keep both but if finances are very tight you could let it go. mine costs about $30 a month if you pay a year in advance. Another thing to consider is if the caregiver herself is injured and can't get to Mom. Belt and braces keep your trousers up.
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caregivingstuff, I am moving your question closer to the front of the forum page. So sorry your question has taken so long to be answered. Hopefully a caregiver who had this similar set-up can answer your question.
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