Lifeline is a personal response system that allows a person to get help with the push of a button, even if they can’t get to a phone. This service is one more way we are supporting the seniors in our community, allowing them to live independently, in their homes, as long as possible while ensuring their safety, along with the peace of mind for their loved ones.
It is a waterproof lightweight button worn by the subscriber. When the button is pressed, it connects to a 24/7 response center.
**NOTE: With the AutoAlert option, your button will automatically place a call for help if a fall is detected, even if you are unable to push your button.**
The system has a speakerphone so monitoring staff can talk to the user without using the phone. A Lifeline response associate will access your profile and assess the situation. The response associate will contact responders for you, and if necessary, dispatch appropriate emergency personnel. A responder does not need medical training.
Each system has a back-up battery that provides 24 hours of power if the electricity should go out. Each month, the user is asked to press the button they wear to make sure the system is functioning properly and has not become unplugged in the normal activity of a household.
HomeSafe: This is Lifeline’s standard system. The button is used to contact the 24/7 response center in order to obtain the appropriate help. It is only meant to work within and near the home. (about 50 yard radius from the system)
HomeSafe with AutoAlert: This system works exactly like the system above, but with an added layer of protection. The button has a mechanism that can detect 95% of falls. If a fall is detected and the button is not pushed within 30 seconds, the button will automatically place a call to the 24/7 response center. This system is also only meant to work within and near the home. (about 50 yard radius from the system)
GoSafe: This system is designed for the active user. It works at home or on the go! It has six locating technologies which makes the GoSafe system reliable in case of an emergency.
Locating technologies include:
- Home Communicator Two‐way Voice Communication
- Assisted GPS
- Wi‐Fi Location
- Intelligent Bread Crumbs
- Audio Beacon
- Landline or Wireless
- A landline system functions through the household telephone jack and requires that the subscriber have an active home phone.
- Wireless systems are based of AT&T service towers. It is not guaranteed that the service will be accessible in all areas of the house or surrounding area.
The installation cost for all Lifeline systems is $45.00. Acceptable forms of payment include: checks and auto withdrawal from a checking or savings account.
|HomeSafe w/ AutoAlert||$44.95/month||$56.95/month|
Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance companies do not cover the cost of personal emergency response systems. (i.e. Lifeline)
The user should fill out the forms below. Follow the “Instructions” document in order to complete forms accurately. Turn in completed forms via mail, fax, email, or hand deliver to Hayward Area Memorial Hospital front desk to:
Ann Kozak, Community Services Coordinator
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
The Lifeline Coordinator will contact you upon receiving the paperwork to set up an installation date within 7-10 days. Note: Installation may vary depending if requested Lifeline system is in stock or needs to be ordered.