Cordless handset for elderly person

I'm looking for cordless phone handsets for an elderly person. This may seem like a trivial thing to you, but it isn't to an elderly person. When the call is finished, they have to press a "red button" to actually terminate the call, before placing the handset back in the cradle. This is an insurmountable problem. 9 out of 10 times they completely forget to press that blasted "red button", so the call remains connected while the handset is sitting in the cradle. As a result, the person then becomes uncontactable. This is a person with short term memory and other issues, so when they become uncontactable it's panic stations.

Surely there must be a brand of handset that take care of this very problem. Surely this is a very common problem with the elderly. But all the cordless handsets I can find all have the same "red button" that must be pressed to terminate a call.... It's bizarre. On MOBILE phones ("Cell phones" to you Americans) the call is terminated the moment either side hangs up, but on a LANDLINE the participants must actually hang up, and on a cordless handset that appears to be done by a "red button" most of the time.

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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I just tested my Cocoon 951 which purchased in LIDL some time ago.
When I replace the handset in the cradle, the call is terminated automatically .... no red button needed.

Have you tried the Eircom handsets?
I'll try another couple of models over the weekend and come back to you on Monday.

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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
There is a good discussion regarding your problem and possible solutions in the link below.

Apparently, land-line is a  pretty old technology and most cordless phones I have tried will disconnect the line when the handset is put back properly to its charging cradle. The problem is old people will not know and cannot see whether the handset is properly put back.

Besides, I have found that a cordless phone from a company called Future- Call has a product called "Future-Call FC-31070M DECT Large Button Cordless 35dB" and it has a Auto answer/ auto hang-up feature which might be useful in your situation.
WernerVonBraunAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks, I'll check 'em out.
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