The Rutherford Hospital Lifeline program is proud to introduce Lifeline with AutoAlert, an enhanced medical alert service. This integrated solution offers an added layer of protection by combining the industry-leading Lifeline medical alert service with automatic fall detection capabilities. Lifeline with AutoAlert features the only pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected and a senior is unable to push his or her help button. According to an internal laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95% of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms.
Lifeline with AutoAlert is designed to help reduce the risk of long lie times. If a fall victim receives help more quickly, that may reduce emotional distress and potential costs of extended treatment, rehabilitation and supported living. With AutoAlert, if a fall is detected, subscribers still have the opportunity to receive quick access to assistance even in situations where they can’t push their button, for example, if they lose consciousness, become immobilized, forget to push their button or won’t push their button because they feel they can manage the situation independently. Just as important, the service can provide added confidence and peace of mind to the 22 million seniors who fear falling.
“One of the greatest threats to seniors’ health is falls and associated injuries,” said Jonathan Johnson, program manager for Rutherford Hospital Lifeline. “For the cost of a cup of coffee a day, Lifeline with AutoAlert can help seniors maintain their independence and provide their caregivers even more peace of mind.”
For info about Lifeline with AutoAlert, call Jonathan at 828-286-5673.