Washington County Hospital proudly offers the Lifeline Personal
Response System as a service to the residents of our county. This
system provides peace of mind to our clients and their families
because it means that help is never far away should an emergency
arise. Lifeline Systems is the oldest and largest provider of personal
response systems in North America. A single push of the Lifeline
Personal Help Button (worn around the neck or wrist) automatically
dials for help at the Lifeline Response Center. Trained personnel
who have instant access to clients’
information will contact the client immediately to determine what help
is needed. Help will be sent right away, whether it is a neighbor, a
family member or an ambulance.
All it takes is a phone call and completion of a few forms. It takes a short
while to install the home unit and test the system. There is a small initial
activation fee and a low monthly payment. The Lifeline Basic Service costs little
more than a dollar a day, but the peace of mind that it brings is priceless.
For more information, contact Gene Dinkelman
at Washington County Hospital, (618) 327-2269 or (618) 327-8236.