One of the best purchases we made was a thermometer that takes the temperature on the forehead. My Dad constantly has his mouth wide open. You cannot get an accurate temperature from him using his mouth. Sometimes you can use a regular thermometer under the arm, but you have to convert the temperature. Ear thermometers are good too, but we found the forehead thermometer works much more quickly and you don't have to buy the disposable ear probe covers. This product is a winner. In our home we keep a daily track of his temperature and record it on our log. This way we can see a glance what his temperature is running. This can help identify if he is beginning to get an infection and we can get treatment before the infection progresses. See my vital signs log for an easy way to document your elder's vital signs.
I do not recommend any particular brand, I just don't recommend one of the disposable strips because you will sepend more money just buying new ones. The other one is a one time purchase and you can use it a long time.
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