Automatic Flushing & Hand Washing

Your mother might be able to use the automatic toilet flusher and touchless water faucet described in this article Smart Bathroom Features for Older Adults These are easy to add on devices for a toilet and a sink        

Ask Alexa to “find my phone”

  The easiest way to set this up is to just speak to Alexa by saying “Alexa, find my phone” Alexa will verbally guide you through the setup process.   If this doesn’t work for you, there is another method to install the Alexa Skill You could set up the “Find my phone” Skill by … Read more

Amazon Home Theatre for Personalized Sound

  Amazon has implemented an inexpensive couch-side audio system using a Fire TV Cube and Echo Dot speakers near where you are sitting. This is much better than trying to hear the TV from across the room. To set this up, you need to have your Fire TV Cube and Echo Dot speakers already configured … Read more

Descriptive Audio Tells You What is Going On

There is a little-known solution to this problem called Descriptive Audio. Descriptive Audio provides professional narration of the scene. It is available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

Stove turn off reminder

I first started thinking of (expensive) automatic shut-off means but why not just set a loud countdown timer nearby and set for expected time of needing to turn off stove? Smart phones have this ability too…

Timer Based Gas Control

Timer Based Gas Control

I envision a gas burner control that has a “turn timer” like you might find on a bathroom heat lamp. The dial has some internal spring activated timer. Advancing the control winds the timer. As time passes the timer winds down and eventually returns to the Off position. How long the timer stays in the … Read more