When we moved to Florida and I got Mom going to the Neighborly Care Network, she wanted to wake up at 6:00 am so she’d have plenty of time for coffee and getting ready. Since she is very hard of hearing, that meant I had to set my alarm for 6:00 am in order to get up to wake her up. I am not, by nature, a morning person.
My wonderful husband went online to find an alarm clock that Mom could use and found the Sonic Alert Sonic Boom. Not only is it EXTREMELY LOUD, but it also has a vibrating paddle that is placed under the mattress for added wake-up power. The display is large and easy to read, plus most of the controls are in the back and can be locked after setting, so the only button Mom touches is the Set/Off switch on the side. It is a wonderful thing and allowed me to have extra sleeping time for several years.
Nowadays, it’s set for 6:30 am, as is my own alarm, so I hear hers after I turn mine off. I get nervous when it seems like she takes too long to turn it off. A couple of times, she’s actually managed to sleep through it for a minute or two, and I’ve gotten Steve to go check on her, because I was afraid of why it was still sounding. This morning, she was a little slow to turn it off and I realized I was holding my breath, waiting to see….
I don’t know what I’m going to do that morning the alarm keeps going.