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Hospital waives Lifeline installation fee through February

New Britain [February 06 2008] - Imagine being home alone and falling. You can’t get up and know you need medical help. That help is nearby with the Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System from the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Through Feb. 28, the hospital is waiving the $50 installation fee for the Lifeline service, which helps people who want to live independently be able to summon help quickly and easily. The monthly service fee is $50.

The Lifeline system uses a two-way voice communicator and waterproof personal help button that can be worn as a necklace or wristband. In an emergency at home, the wearer presses the button, sending a signal to a Lifeline Call Center dispatcher. The dispatcher evaluates the urgency of the situation and calls either a responder listed on the individual’s care plan or emergency medical personnel, if necessary.

The unit has a range of about 600 feet, so it works from almost anywhere in the home or yard. The Call Center operates around the clock, 365 days a year. Some units are available with a reminder function that can help subscribers remember to take medications, etc.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Plainville installs the voice communicator unit. There is no contract, so users may cancel at any time. For more information about Lifeline, please call (800) 321-6244, press #2; or (860) 224-5570.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, ext. 6507

HCC Corporate Communications
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