Woodland Hills, CA, December 22, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Accredited Nursing Care, a leading provider of home care services throughout Southern California, has added the Lifeline emergency response system to its service offerings. Founded in 1974, Lifeline services over 350,000 individuals and fields more than 20,000 calls per day. Accredited recognizes the value of Lifeline's unique service in helping seniors and disabled individuals live independently in the comfort of their own homes.
"Personal Emergency Response Systems are a perfect complement to home care services," noted Neil Rotter, Accredited Nursing Vice President of Marketing. "Only a small percentage of home care patients receive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This device provides peace of mind for patients and their families with the reassurance that immediate help is just a push of the button away when a caregiver isn't present.
"Including Lifeline in a patient's care plan will help provide more complete care in a cost-effective manner," Rotter continued. Immediate intervention by Lifeline has reduced the number of days a subscriber spends in a hospital or nursing facility following an incident. In addition to emergency response, Lifeline also offers reminder services to enhance patient compliance with established care plans.
By simply pushing a lightweight, waterproof button (located on a transmitter worn around the neck or wrist), a subscriber is immediately connected telephonically to a highly trained responder who can instantly access the caller's health history and initiate the appropriate response. Lifeline staff undergo intensive training in gerontology, stress management and related topics on aging before they are certified to field subscriber calls.