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Has anyone set up nightime surveillance cameras? Or a motion detector? I don’t hear well and am afraid my mom will head into the kitchen or to the doors during the night and I won’t know. When my granddaughter spent the night she said gramma was up and down all night. I never knew. Suggestions for a hearing impaired caregiver? I leave my door open and I can see down the hall from my bed, but I don’t wake up I guess. Not totally deaf, just moderately impaired.

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If lights and motion detectors don't work maybe you should get something that would vibrate next to you to alert you. If that doesn't work, you could always visit her at an assisted living facility. You owe it to yourself and your mental health to have professionals look after her. Just keep a watchful eye and let them know that you care by unannounced visits.
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The Vivint Smart Home Security System I've heard is great.
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Mom is very high risk for falls. I tried baby monitors (she snores loudly) and motion detectors (she flails about while sleeping, sets off detectors). The life changer has been the 'Smart Caregiver Cordless Exit Alarm with Bed Pressure Sensing Pad'. The cordless pad goes under her mattress protector, so she doesn't know its there. When she gets up, my cordless monitor chimes but is silent in her room (no scary alarms for her). It also allows me to close her door, giving her a quieter more restful space. I found it on Amazon.uk but as its a US company (smartcaregiver.com), you should have no problem finding. Good luck and enjoy a worry free sleep :)
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when mom was still walking, i never got any sleep till she did. i did have a baby monitor and when she wasn't supposed to try to get up by herself any more, i got an electronic motion detector that went at the floor at bedside. the second item i got at one of those discount(?!) medical supplies shops. theyre like goodwill, sometimes you find neat stuff, like a gelpad instead of those overpriced roho seats. but back to night wandering, i lived for two years with her getting up and down all night till she wore herself out. most times she was in her room banging drawers and rearranging, but sometimes she would find her way to my room. for other destinations, hide the knives and put important stuff like mail and phones away. everything else will certainly grow legs at some point or other. our front door lock sticks real bad in winter, but she couldn't work the storm door spring latch in summer.
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We already had Vivint alarm system on our house when mom moved in. When we upgraded, we asked for the living room to have a camera. Turned out the camera is portable so when the time came I moved it into mom's room out of her reach. I can check on her anytime I want from the app on my phone. It also has great night vision.

I also put a Smart Caregiver tl-5102 motion sensor in her room that sets off a pager only when I have the pager on. It is so loud that I keep it in a closed drawer next to my bed.

Over the past year, it has moved location in her room. I had a hard time finding a hiding place from her. At the moment it is under her bed to go off when she gets up in the middle of the night. That's when the camera comes in handy, I can check to see if I need to get up to help her or is she just up.

I did try baby monitors but sometimes mom talks and laughs while she is laying her bed in the middle of the night. It's cute to hear but I really want to sleep.
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"My cousin had key only dead bolts put in. He had them removed when my Uncle passed, because of fire regulations."

Instead of using a double cylinder deadbolt, need a key for both sides, use a keypad lock. Thus no need for a key at all. If the person can't remember the code to use it anymore, then they probably shouldn't be getting out.
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Since my Mom had six steps up from her room, I put a gate at the foot of the stairs. I set it high enough so she couldn't climb over it. I had a deaf friend and deaf wife who had a newborn. Asked how they heard her cry...the lights blinked. Somehow they had this set up and that was 40 yrs ago. Baby monitors are great but I had to put mine in the hall outside my bedroom door because Moms snoring kept me awake. I like the Dutch door idea but the lock has to be where Mom would have a hard time getting to it. Believe me, even with Dementia they r smart. My outside doors have round knobs so I got the baby knob covers. When the person tries to get out the baby cover just goes around and around. Kept Mom from getting out. My cousin had key only dead bolts put in. He had them removed when my Uncle passed, because of fire regulations.
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How about installing a half-door (Dutch door) along with motion detector alarms. That way your mom won't be able to leave her room without you knowing before it happens. If you can't, at first, hear the alarm, perhaps you will after a minute or so.
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I don't think I'm hearing impaired but my husband actually left the house at 2 am. He has REM disturbances due to Parkinson's. He locked himself out and had to ring the doorbell to get in. I now set the ADT alarm system so it will go off if a door to the outside is opened. We can move around inside n
Hopefully it will wake me if he opens a door.. He says he doesn't know how to disarm it in that mode. We'll see how it works.
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Baby monitors are a great idea!
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We bought motion detectors at $10 each and put one by each outer door. The alarm was in our bedroom. They were loud and annoying, but only sounded when mom got near an exit. We bought ours at Harbor Freight and they were actually driveway motion detectors. Walmart has similar items.
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We have a dog that awakens me when my aunt is in trouble. The area she roams at night is safe, but this week she passed out and fell. The dog barked until I got up. I of course called 911, but that's another story.
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I'm hearing impaired so we use baby monitors. I can hear her snoring.
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We use baby monitors
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There are alarm systems with accessories that might wake you. I have them on our doors along with extra locks to make it more difficult for her to get out. I only have door alarms at this time. But there are other things that need to be alarmed or secured, like the stove or the microwave. Child locks on the cabinets will be needed eventually.
Search the web for these systems. The alarms range from motion sensors to floor mats in room that send the signal to a central monitor. Mine is not that expensive and I can add other accessories as the need arises.
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Do you really want to be awaken every time she walks about? How about making the house safe for her to wander around in. My grandma sleeps all day and is roaming the house at night. The house doors are locked so there's no fear of her wandering outside. The rest of the house is child proofed. Child safety locks on the cabinets and child safety gates for the kitchen. Mainly she wanders between her room and her chair in the living room. She just sits there for a while and wanders back to her room. Then back again.
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