The best cordless phones for seniors are easy to use with big buttons that are easy to see, lots of volume amplification, a choice of loud ringers, plus emergency dialing features. Here are my favorites.
The best corded landline home phones for older adults have loud speakers and ringers, big buttons, and as few buttons as necessary. Easy to recognize memory dialing functions are important in the the event of a fall or medical problem.
Simple answering machines for the elderly should have big buttons, loud speakers, simple set-up, and battery backup. But, choices are limited unfortunately. Here are simplest answering machines for seniors I could find.
The best phones for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s use pictures for automatic dialing, automatically hangup if the phone is left off the hook, and have minimal buttons. Some even have pendants that you can wear around the neck.