- Aug 19, 2008
- Lost a loved one
I lost my wife to ALS last year, and would like to pass along one method of communication that we found helpful. In the early stages, I could go outside and work, and she would call me on my cell phone when she needed help. As time passed, her hands and arms grew too weak to use the phone. I bought a simple home security system that would call my cell phone number when triggered, instead of dialing up an alarm monitoring company. The package cost about $100 and included a motion detector. I set up the motion detector in a hall that did not see much traffic. When I needed to go out, I simply set the alarm. When my wife needed me, she drove in front of the motion detector in her power wheelchair, and the alarm system called my cell phone. This gave us a lot more freedom and peace of mind.