The Phillips Lifeline device helps over a hundred Moffat County residents live independently in their homes. Lifeline provides the assurance that if your elderly or disabled loved one needs medical care or feels unsafe they can reach help—or you—with the touch of a button. That button can be brought along wherever they go with a simple device called Go-Safe. It’s only a small fee—$5 more—to pay for a lot more independence.
Go-Safe provides independence
“Go-Safe offers people the ability to live an active lifestyle. It’s especially helpful for active seniors or disabled folks who want to get out but want peace of mind,” says a TMH, Emergency Medical Technician and Lifeline Coordinator for The Memorial Hospital.
Go-Safe is equipped with GPS technology and has cell capabilities built in. It uses triangulation through cell phone towers to pinpoint a person’s location. Like its predecessor AutoAlert, it can detect falls and automatically call for help. But it does much more.
Go-Safe is worn around the neck and works wirelessly, so people without a landline can still utilize. It has a long battery life that lasts 7 days per charge, two-way voice so you can talk hands free, an audio beacon for when you are in a remote area, an airplane mode, and more.
Lifeline is designed for individuals who live alone but may need assistance due to medical reasons or simple aging. Lifeline provides help at the push of a big, easy button. What’s great is that Lifeline alerts you, the main caregiver or family member, if your parent needs assistance, thus eliminating the need for constant worry or checking in.
The HomeSafe device looks like an answering machine with a speaker, antenna, and one large button. When pushed, a call is sent over the phone lines to a call center where someone is available to answer any time day or night. The subscriber’s general information and health information pops up along with the names of three “on-call” helpers, such as family members.
An ambulance is not sent every time. For example, if an individual slips and simply needs help, an EMT can be sent to provide no-cost care. A Lifeline representative answers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“That’s why we are here. Maybe you simply feel weak and need us to contact a family member to bring a meal. Or you hear a noise and feel unsafe and would like the police to stop by or do a neighborhood patrol. It doesn’t have to be a medical emergency to call,” concludes a TMH provider.