Lifeline is a home emergency reponse system, which enables elderly, handicapped or medically fragile persons to live independently while assuring them that if they need help quickly, it will be available to them.
Lifeline gives you the confidence and freedom to live on your own, because there is always someone standing by to help, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, at the press of a button.
Lifeline works through your telephone. Whenever you need help, one press of your lightweight, waterproof help button activates a small in-home unit called a communicator. It puts you in touch with a caring Lifeline Monitor who talks to you to find out what kind of help you need. He or she will then call one of your friends, neighbors or relatives ("responders" who come to your home to check on you). If you need more professional help, such as an ambulance, your Monitor will call for it immediately. And if you press your button and cannot speak, your Lifeline Monitor knows exactly what to do.
Lifeline services have a $30 monthly rental fee. There is a one-time installation fee of $25.
In order to receive Lifeline, you will need:
- A private telephone line. Lifeline does not work with cell phones.
- A modular telephone jack, which accepts the snap in type of telephone cord. Most modern telephones have a modular jack.
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of three responders who would be willing to assist you if you needed help.
- A willingness to provide keys for the three responders (or willingness to let them know where a key is located on your property).
For more information regarding the Lifeline Service at Columbus Community Hospital, please call the Community Relations Department at (920) 623-1280.