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Service Spotlight: Emergency Response Systems

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We've all seen the "I've fallen and I can't get up..." commercials, and at times we may have been tempted to laugh at them, but not after becoming a Family Caregiver. As Family Caregivers we know the reality of seniors falling, and sadly just how much damage those falls can do. We've also heard the horror stories of seniors, with family far away, who aren't found until days later. Right now you may be thinking, "Yes, but this really doesn't apply to my loved one, they get along just fine. Why should we get something like that?" Well, because that's not all an emergency response system is good for. 

You never know when an accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of medical emergency is going to happen. An ERS can give Family Caregivers peace of mind, knowing their loved one is protected.
— Rebecca Murphy, Executive Director Private Duty & Full Life At Home Services

Freudenthal offers 2 ERS options that can fit most budgets. The basic ERS pictured to the right is just that basic. It requires a landline telephone and it's pendant has a range of about 300 feet. When you need assistance for any medical emergency like a slip and fall, or heart attack or stroke symptoms, all you do is hit the button and you are immediately connected to one of our operators who immediately calls 9-1-1 and the emergency contacts on your list.

The Connect System is our more advanced system and it offers a few more features that make it an even more valuable option, especially if you are a remote Family Caregiver who needs to know their loved one is safe. The Connect System can work off of a mobile line and it is GPS enabled so it can help EMS responders find you if you're non-responsive. It boasts features like:

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  • Fall detection (optional*)
  • Calling an ambulance or EMS
  • 24/7 Support with protocols customized to you
  • 24/7 Assistance for medical concerns

BUT, this is only be the beginning, because the connect system also allows you to ask questions of a live human being, like: 

  • What's the weather forecast?
  • Can you help me set up a medication reminder?
  • When is my next doctor’s appointment?
  • I'm not feeling well, what should I do?
  • I am lonely, could you talk to me for a bit?
  • I have a flat tire can you call roadside assistance for me?

So as you can see there are so many reasons to add an ERS to your Family Caregiver plan. It will give you peace of mind and it will give your loved one a safety net and new freedom they may not have had for quite some time.

 

 

*Additional fee for fall detection service.

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