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Lifeline and Medication Dispensers

Franciscan Lifeline is the local provider of the Philips Lifeline medical alert service and the Philips Medication Dispenser.

An affiliate of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Loretto, Franciscan Lifeline has helped more than 25,000 Central New York seniors and at-risk individuals live at home safer, longer and more independently. We hope you'll consider our services for yourself or a loved one.

Philips Lifeline

Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admission for trauma and injury-related death. Franciscan Lifeline is available to help. With just the push of a button, customers can call for assistance-24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Customers wear the buttons as pendants or wristbands. Within seconds of pressing the button, a Lifeline representative responds to them and gets them appropriate help, whether it's a neighbor, relative, or ambulance. The Lifeline system features two-way voice communication with a Lifeline representative. In addition, we offer physically challenged access kits for subscribers who may not be able to use a traditional button; instead, their Lifeline unit is activated by the blink of an eye or a puff of breath.

Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert

The newest offering from Franciscan Lifeline, Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert combines the traditional Lifeline services with automatic fall-detection capabilities. The help button automatically calls for assistance if a fall is detected and the user is unable to push his or her help button. According to an internal laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95 percent of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms.

To find out how this new technology works, take a look at this short informational video.

Philips Medication Dispenser

Philips Medication DispenserThe Philips Medication Dispenser, available in CNY only from Franciscan Lifeline, ensures subscribers are taking their medicines on time and in the right amounts. Nearly 40 percent of the people in nursing homes are there because of medication mishaps. The Medication Dispenser can change all that, as it tells you or a loved one when to take medications and dispenses the appropriate pills in the correct amounts. If the medicine isn't taken from the machine, a caregiver is notified. Users are 98.6 percent compliant with their medications, keeping them safe and allowing them to remain living independently at home.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Franciscan Lifeline
Phone: (315) 492-8175
E-Mail: beverly.lawton@sjhsyr.org