Homecare By Design has been providing the Lifeline Service to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties for over a year. The Lifeline Service can be a gift of lasting value for family caregivers to give to their loved ones who want to continue living independently at home. “We are very proud of the service we provide our elders, which helps them continue living in the homes they love,” says Traci Goudy, RN and Agency Owner.
The industry-leading, standard Lifeline Service provides fast access to highly trained, caring response associates at the push of a button, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Lifeline with AutoAlert* option provides an added layer of protection by automatically placing a call for help if a fall is detected and the subscriber can’t push their button because they are disoriented, immobilized or unconscious. Lifeline is the only medical alert service provider that integrates this capability into a pendant-style help button.
Seniors are living longer and remaining in their own homes; however, falls have become an epidemic problem that jeopardizes seniors’ chances to live independently. Every year in the U.S., one out of three people age 65 and over will fall.1 This statistic translates to one person falling every 2.3 seconds on average.2 The Lifeline service gives elders living alone, family members and caregivers’ increased peace of mind every day of the year.Please call the Homecare By Design office at 765-446-8080 (or toll free 877-760-8080) for more information and to include this lifesaving service in your care plan today.
About Philips Lifeline
Part of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Philips Lifeline is the leading medical alert service, dedicated to helping give seniors more confidence and peace of mind to live independently in their own homes. The Lifeline service is offered by more than 2,500 healthcare and community organizations and provides services to more than 700,000 subscribers.
- CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Fact Sheet on Falls. http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html. Original Study as noted in CDC report: Hausdorff JM, Rios DA, Edelber HK. Gait variability and fall risk in community–living older adults: a 1–year prospective study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001;82(8):1050–6.
- U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Interim State Population Projections, 2005. Interim State Projections of Population for Five-Year Age Groups and Selected Age Groups by Sex: July, 1 2004 to 2020. *AutoAlert option is locally available at participating Lifeline programs.
*AutoAlert does not detect 100% of falls. If able, subscribers should always press your button when you need help.