Monday, March 17, 2014

VTech CareLine Phone for Seniors #Review #Giveaway

ABCD Diaries was given a product(s) for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone. 


We recently had the chance to review a CareLine Phone from VTech.



"This year is a great time to look for ways that technology can enhance the life of seniors and help them live independently.  Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., the leading industry expert for those over 50, has put together her list of top lifestyle products to help seniors stay independent as they age.
VTech’s new CareLine home telephone system supports independent living, featuring a wearable pendant that allows seniors to conveniently make and receive calls, listen to voicemail messages, review missed calls or receive programmed reminders for medication, appointments or other events."

Check out this article for some great products for seniors:

Lifestyle Products to Help You Stay Independent as You Age
"Independence is paramount in our day-to-day lives, so it's no surprise that the fear of losing one's independence -- especially among the elderly -- is substantial.  In fact, research suggests that over ninety-five percent of people 75 and older say they want to stay in their homes and live independently indefinitely.
So, how can you or a loved one take steps to safeguard your independent living while remaining active and engaged?  You can make your lives safer and more comfortable by investing in some great products aimed at seniors who have made the choice to “age in place.”  Here are a few product ideas that will keep you living independently and still having fun as you age.
In the Kitchen
Kettle/Teapot Tipper - Enjoy that nice cup of tea without the worry or concern of scalding yourself.  If you have gripping or dexterity challenges this product is perfect for you!  This ‘tipper’ allows the user to pour hot liquids safely and steadily without lifting any weight.  It is suitable for most types of teapots or electric kettles and comes with a Velcro strap for added security.  Made completely from plastic it is lightweight and corrosion resistant.  This product has a raised tilting platform that is designed to assist with pouring from any standard kettle with virtually no effort or risk of spilling boiling water.
Staying Connected
VTech CareLine - Want to stay socially connected?  Seniors are empowered to maintain active lifestyles and close relationships with this home telephone and personal communication system.  This product was designed to answer your daily communications needs and support hearing, dexterity or vision challenges. Features include large displays, photo speed dial, reminder capabilities, volume boost and a wearable pendant with one-button dialing that directly calls those pre-selected people who you communicate with most or for emergencies.
Outdoor Activities
 Garden Kneeler – This is the essential tool for any ‘green fingered’ person!  This product helps with the repetitive motion of getting up and down - which can be a strain on both the back and the knees. Made from robust steel with a soft comfortable kneeling platform, it also has arms that are just the right height to assist getting back up with stability in mind.  It weighs just 8 pounds so it’s not difficult to carry, it folds flat in seconds and can be easily stored away.
Just Relaxing
Manual Riser Chair - Choosing the perfect chair that is designed to meet your needs can make a real difference if you need a little help when you’re standing up.  This assisted lift chair is designed with a lever that locks behind a catch to hold the seat securely when in a down position.  Then, when the lever is pushed forward into the slot, the seat catch is released and the pistons assist as you rise to get out of the chair.  The chair is very fashionable and it also has secure armrests that are comfortable and will help you feel more stable as you rise. 
Out and About
  Swivel Seat - Turn any seat into a swivel seat.  If you suffer from arthritis, leg, hip or back problems and have difficulty entering or exiting a car this swivel car seat is perfect for you.  The padded seat swivels 360° to offer you maximum comfort and turning mobility.  You can also use it on the seats in your kitchen, living room, or office.  Just position the swivel seat in place and it will swivel you easily in and out without pinching you or your clothes. 
As we age, we all notice a certain amount of physical decline. Whether this change is pronounced or barely noticeable varies from person to person, but eventually all of us need a little help in our daily tasks. For an independent individual, even the mildest changes in physical ability can be extremely frustrating.  Hopefully these products will allow you to continue to live your life to the fullest in a safe environment."


What we thought: The CareLine Phone would be great for seniors who like to stay socially active.  It has great features like large print displays, photo speed dial, and a wearable pendant. The pendant can be used as a speed dial or emergency contact...one button can connect you to emergency services.  The pendant is lightweight and features a built-in speakerphone.  Plus, there are no monthly monitoring fees.  The CareLine set also features a large button corded phone with voice announce caller ID, a digital answering system and photo dials for those you call the most.  The cordless phone features Audio Assist to temporarily boost the volume, a large, high-contrast display and over-sized, lighted buttons.  This phone is fairly easy to set up and super simple to use...truly a great tool for seniors to use to stay more independent.  It's no wonder this phone was voted a finalist in SeniorHome.com's BEST Senior Living Awards!  ABCD Diaries gives the VTech CareLine phone an A+!

Buy It:
You can find out more and purchase this phone through VTech!

Win It: 
Enter below to win your own VTech CareLine Phone a $120 Value!

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67 comments:

  1. My mother could benefit from this product.

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  2. I entered http://christinbanda.blogspot.com/2014/03/get-your-kitchen-ready-for-summer.html?showComment=1395124210362#c2897333395220051300

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  3. My mother-in-law - her vision is getting worse, so the large displays would be so helpful.

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  4. I entered the USA puzzle giveaway

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  5. This would be perfect for my mother; she is getting older and having trouble seeing the buttons on her phone.

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  6. I entered the Vacu Vin Prize Pack giveaway.

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  7. My husband's grandfather could use this phone

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. Yes, my 94 year old Aunt. She lives on her own. When she's on the phone that she has now, she tries to put the volume up by pressing the buttons, but since her sight isn't the best, when she presses the buttons, she ends up blocking people that call her. Almost weekly, I need to come by and unblock those numbers. Having a phone with larger buttons would be perfect for her. Thanks so much.

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  9. This would be great for my parents.

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  10. yes, my husband and I are seniors and can use it.

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  11. Yes, my mom could benefit from this greatly! She is 85 - the large display and the pendant are wonderful features! What a help this would be. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. (I entered the Gourmet Sea Salt Collection). Thanks!

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  13. I am 67 and would keep this wonderful phone for myself.

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  14. Yes, my mother would benefit from this.

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  15. It would be wonderful for my parents.

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  16. I entered the Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap giveaway

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  17. entered CLR spring cleaning
    Miz Vickik

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  18. My grandmother could benefit greatly from this. She is 75, living on her own. This would be great!!!

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  19. My elderly grandma could benefit from it ..

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  20. My in-laws would benefit from this

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  21. My mom and dad could benefit from this product.

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  22. This is something that my parents could really utilize

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  23. My sister could benefit from this phone

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  24. I also entered this giveaway - http://christinbanda.blogspot.com/2014/03/orkin-bed-bug-home-prevention-prize.html

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  26. This would make a nice gift for one of my grandparents.

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  27. Yes, my Mom would definitely benefit from this VTech Careline Phone.

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  28. I also entered the InfraShine UR3 Cool Switch Ceramic Blower Dryer.

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  29. My daughter could use the phone.

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  30. Yes, my dad could Definately benefit with the phone.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  31. I am caregiver to my invalid mother for past 7 years and we've had problems with the phone and the tv remote since her hands no longer have strength in them and she can't see smaller numbers. This phone would be great for her.

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  32. My mom could definitely benefit from this. My mom is considered legally blind and she is hard of hearing. Should would love this telephone.

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  33. My grandmother could benefit from it!

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  34. My mom and dad really could use this. My dad hearing is not that great.

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  35. I sure could benefit from this...this would be all mine, thank you very much!
    Ann B.
    ababe28 at hotmail.com

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  36. I entered the CLR giveaway too.
    Ann B.
    ababe28 at hotmail.com

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  37. My mother in law could use this! She is older and lives alone. It would be great not to worry so much about her!

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  38. Yes. My parents could really use this.

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  39. I entered the Vacu Vin Prize Pack giveaway.

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  40. Do you know someone who could benefit from this product?

    how about me?..my phone sucks

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  41. another giveaway

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  42. yes my mom could use the phone and I could use the money !:)

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  43. my father in law could really use this right now.

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  44. This would be wonderful for my mother-in-law.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@Gmail.com

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  45. my mother needs a new phone system, her current one keeps dying after about 5 minutes

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  46. It would be great for my aging parents

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  47. My brother would benefit from this.

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  48. This giveaway is kind of funny. Why? It was hard to read in a SMALLER font! (That's okay, I just did a zoom to see all the information!) ;) As for who would benefit? Well, both my father and I would. My dad is in his 80's and having big buttons with big numbers would help.
    Thanks so much and have a great Spring!!!

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  49. I would benefit from winning this. I just got a landline phone set up in my house for today and I don't have a phone for it.

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  50. my in-laws could use this I hope I win I would love to surprise them with it

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  51. I entered the Target Gift Card Giveaway

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  52. I could benefit from this... I am a senior citizen and could really use this phone!

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  53. I think this is a great product. I know that my aunt would really appreciate this phone. The pictures on the phone are such a great idea!
    Timothy j 228 AT gmail DOT com

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  54. My folks would benefit as they are older and poorer eyesight now.

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  55. I entered this giveaway

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  56. My grandmother could definitely use this.

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  57. I'm elderly (70) and would love this phone. I really like the large print displays, and the wearable pendant. Thanks for having this contest.

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  58. It would be excellent for my aunt. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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