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Lifeline Keeps Seniors Safe and in their Homes

We never think that it is going to happen to us. One minute we are going about our day, the next thing we know we are on the floor wondering what just happened. Falls can happen to anybody, at any time, at any age.

We've all heard the stories: my neighbor, my friend, my mother, my father fell and couldn't reach the phone. They lay on the floor for hours or in some cases days, hoping that someone would find them.

Fortunately, some are discovered before it's too late, but not all are so lucky. Getting help quickly is critical for those who fall, or suffer a stroke or a heart attack. The earlier treatment can be provided, the more likely there will be a positive outcome.

We want to help seniors and those with other chronic medical conditions remain safely in their own homes for as long as possible.

St. Clair Hospital Lifeline provides its subscribers with fast access to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for about the cost of a cup of coffee a day. It is an invaluable service for anybody who lives alone, or is at home by themselves for some of the day. The optional Autoalert feature, which automatically summons help if a fall has been detected, provides an added layer of protection if a subscriber falls and is not able to push the button. If a fall has been detected, help is summoned automatically.

There are no long term contracts, so the service is suitable for those who are recovering from surgery or other short term rehabilitation.

St. Clair Hospital Lifeline has been providing personal medical alert services to the residents of Allegheny and Washington counties for more than 20 years. Subscribing to the Lifeline service for yourself or for your loved one will give you peace of mind- knowing that help will be available quickly in the event of a fall or other emergency.

For more information on St. Clair Hospital's Lifeline program and a special savings offer, contact Kathy Scarpaci at (412) 942-2080 or kathy.scarpaci@stclair.org

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