Telephone by night table

With a holder for speaker phone by the bed, the telephone is always accessible for persons with impaired arm and/or hand function.

Speaker phone and mobile phone on holder, TV remote sitting attached to the telephone with a rubber band
Speaker phone and mobile phone on holder, TV remote sitting attached to the telephone with a rubber band

Description
A slide-out arm for the speaker phone and mobile phone sits on a customized night table (see associated tip). They sit in a holder that holds the telephone upright. An elastic band attached to the telephone holds the receiver in place even when making the bed. There is also a wireless transmitter that turns off the power to the TV.
The buttons to the speaker phone are adapted with pieces of plastic glued to them.

The most important phone numbers are programmed into the phone.

A flashlight sits on a holder above the telephone.

Users comments
Using the slide-out arm the user can pull the telephone to him even when lying in bed. Enlarging small buttons means a lot to the user and makes it so he can use the buttons. He has this adaptation on many appliances.

The flashlight provides light even if there should be a power outage.

Made by
User’s home services staff

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Arm with telephones pulled out
Arm with telephones pulled out

Related tips

Free phone number information
Free phone number information
- service for people with disabilities (in Sweden).
Customized night table
Customized night table
An all-in-one night table with room for many functions that helps a person with a high injury to stay in touch with and have control over the rest of the world even when in bed.

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.