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Phone for Dad
My boyfriend's father is 67 years old and has Alzheimer's. He lives at home with help from a caregiver that is there a few hours each day. We have run into a problem with him calling insurance companies (because they advertise on TV). Twice he has switched his health insurance coverage and it has taken 40+ hours to get it fixed (numerous calls to insurance company, medicare & others). He currently has a flip phone that he has had for years. Does anyone know of a phone that we could get him that would only allow him to call certain numbers?
Most of these companies have 800 numbers so that won't work.
I would look into phones/service with child controls, which I believe allows you to limit the numbers called (and maybe received).
Keep in mind that dad is ripe for a scam or being taken advantage of at this point if he is so easily persuaded that something is a good idea that is not a good idea. Make sure you've got insight online into his cash accounts.