With our population aging rapidly, the rising costs of long-term care,
and the length of stay in hospital precipitously decreasing, family caregivers
must assume more of a hands-on role with the medical and personal care
of their loved ones.
For the cost of installation and a little more than a dollar a day, Lifeline
Emergency Response provides quick assistance whenever personal support
is needed, especially in a medical emergency. With Lifeline, many seniors,
individuals with physical challenges, and people with sensitive medical
conditions can live independently and safely at home. For their caregivers,
Lifeline provides peace of mind and reassurance knowing that 24-hour emergency
assistance is available at their loved ones fingertips.
How Lifeline Works
To call for help, subscribers simply press the Lifeline Personal Help Button
they wear as a pendant or on a wristband. The Personal Help Button activates
a small, in-home communicator that automatically dials the Lifeline Response
Center. Within seconds, the call will be answered by a caring, highly-trained
Lifeline communicators contain a highly sensitive speakerphone that enables
two-way communication between the Lifeline representative and the subscriber,
even if they can't get to the phone. If a subscriber presses the Personal
Help Button and can't speak, the Lifeline representative will quickly
send assistance… whether it's a neighbor, relative or emergency
Because the subscriber's important information is instantly available,
Lifeline representatives can quickly determine the type of help needed
and dispatch it. Subscribers to make monthly check-in calls to let Lifeline
know how they're doing, and to make sure their Lifeline equipment
is working properly. In fact, most of our incoming calls are check-in
calls, rather than emergencies.
How to Subscribe
The Lifeline Service is used by more than 400,000 subscribers nationwide
through a network of 2,500 hospitals, community agencies, and senior living
facilities. In northwestern New Jersey, Lifeline is offered through theVisiting Nurse Association of Saint Clare's.
For more information on costs and how to subscribe, please call 973-729-7078.