Lifeline: Emergency Response System for the home.
St. Francis Memorial Hospital offers a Lifeline Program. The Lifeline Program is an emergency response system that is put into a client's home to call for help in an emergency at their home.
The client wears a button on a chain around their neck or the client can have the button put onto a watchband. The signal carries about 250 feet from their Lifeline machine so they are able to go outside and still be able to call for help. The button is also waterproof so they can wear it while bathing to be safe.
If the client needs help they push the button. An emergency response person will call the client to see if they are able to tell them what type of help is needed. (Example: If they just need help getting up or a rescue squad). If there is no response, a responder is then called. A list of 4-5 responders is obtained from the client when the Lifeline is installed. The responders are family or friends that can go to the home and check on the client. The Lifeline response person will stay on the phone with the client until help arrives, and will help the responder decide if more assistance is needed.
To have a Lifeline installed please call the Cardiac and Pulmonary Services Department at 402-372-6722. We will set up an appointment to come to the home to have the unit put in. We usually install them Monday through Friday from 7 AM — to 3 PM. There is an installation fee and a monthly fee for this service.