Warren Drops Cost of Medical Alert Service
November 25, 2011
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ; NOVEMBER 25, 2011-----Warren Hospital has reduced the cost of the Philips Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System—a service for seniors—from $45 to $29 per month in an effort to reach more at-risk elders in the community.
Lifeline is a personal emergency response system that protects frail or chronically ill seniors 24 hours a day. Subscribers wear a Lifeline pendant around their necks and need only press a button on the pendant to be in immediate contact with a Lifeline responder. The responder can assess the situation and contact family members or professional help as needed.
“The Lifeline system allows many seniors to retain their independence and to age in place in their own homes,” says Anne Grogan, Director of Geriatric Services at Warren Hospital, “Naturally, we want to bring the service to as many people as possible in the community, and we hope that this significant price reduction will encourage more seniors to subscribe.”
The cost reduction of $16 per month was achieved after many months of negotiations with Philips, manufacturer of the Lifeline system. There is a $50 installation cost to begin the service, but that fee is waived for members of Future Focus, Warren’s free wellness program for seniors. In addition, some subscribers may be eligible for a state subsidy to help pay for the service.
To find out more about the Philips Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System at Warren Hospital, seniors may call 908 859-6839.
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