Monday, November 19, 2012
Syracuse, NY –Franciscan Lifeline now offers a solution for people at risk of fall or other medical emergency without a home phone. The cellular medical alarm is monitored by Doyle Medical Monitoring. The state-of-the-art service provides customers with a button they can wear that they can press if they need help. The customer is put in immediate contact with the response center which will dispatch nearby friends, family or emergency services if needed. The service offers Franciscan the opportunity to protect those at-risk individuals who have been unable to use a traditional medical alarm due to the lack of a landline.
More than 30% of homes had only a wireless phone as of the latter half of 2010, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Up until now, these people were at risk in case of medical emergencies such as falls because most medical alarm systems use landlines. Franciscan’s new cellular service alleviates the concern and connects customers to the help they need immediately. Customers in Central New York are responding positively to the new services and installations are underway.
Franciscan Lifeline is a member of Franciscan Companies, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.
About Franciscan Companies
With services covering 17 counties in New York and Pennsylvania, Franciscan Companies is a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health System. It provides a variety of health-related products, services and programs to patients and consumers throughout the area, including medical equipment, respiratory therapy, sleep disorder treatments, home care services, the Take Shape for Life weight loss program, wellness programs, a senior day program, Lifeline medical alert, medication dispensers and more.