This Father’s Day Treat That Special Senior Dad to the Gift of Independence and Peace of Mind with a Lifeline Medical Alert

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Change holder for dresser: $12. Best seller new release: $24. Tie: $35. Giving Dad the ability to continue living on his own and in his own house: priceless.

On Father’s Day, the day set aside for men ranging from new dads to great grand dads, some special men with senior status deserve a gift with value substantially more than that of a tie, money clip or new gardening tool. The gift of a special pendant or wrist band, a Lifeline personal help button, allows these older men to continue to live safely and independently in their own home, surrounded by the security and stability they have built over time. By bringing a Lifeline personal emergency response system into their home, many older men are able to put off the difficulty and frustrating of having to leave their treasured collections, established routines, gardens, friends and pets behind when they must move to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Lifeline Systems has been the leading provider of personal response services in the United States for over 30 years. Lifeline is the preferred provider of medical alert services to members of the Visiting Nurses Associations of America, and to thousands of leading doctors and hospitals. In addition, the Lifeline service is available through select chapters of the American Red Cross.

With the simple press of a waterproof button, at any time of the day or night, the user is quickly connected with a highly trained Lifeline Personal Response Associate. The Associate makes voice contact through the Lifeline speakerphone, reviews the individual's personal and medical profile, assesses her situation and then notifies a family member, neighbor, or appropriate support and medical response team as the situation requires.

“After my mom died my sisters and I were certain that our Dad would want to move into a nearby assisted living facility to be with his brother and to eliminate any extra house work and maintenance,” writes a daughter of a Lifeline subscriber. “While he was terribly sad that my mom wasn’t around, my Dad is a proud man and insisted that he be able to stay in his home of 37 years. He told us he was not going to move away from the town he’d grown up in and leave the life he’d established there. The social worker at the hospital suggested that we look into Lifeline. It has offered us the perfect solution giving dad his freedom and ability to stay at home and has given us the comfort of knowing he can press a button and Lifeline will alert us as well as get him immediate help if he needs it.”

Lifeline personal response and support services offer:

  • Immediate response by caring and highly-trained Personal Response Associates—24 hours a day/365 days a year
  • State-of-the-art equipment made by Lifeline
  • Lightweight, waterproof personal help button that can be worn as a pendant or on the wrist
  • CarePartner Telephone option with larger number buttons and personalized reminders

to help manage medications, diet, exercise and appointments

  • No minimum service commitment, all at a cost of little more than a dollar a day

For more information about getting a Lifeline medical alert for dad in time for Father’s Day, visit, or call 800-380-3111.

About Lifeline Systems, Inc.:

Established in 1974, Lifeline Systems is the leading provider of personal response services and emergency call systems in the United States and Canada. As of March 31, 2005, the Company supported more than 433,000 subscribers from its response centers in Massachusetts, Ontario and Quebec. Lifeline also supplies emergency response equipment and services to owners and developers of independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities across North America. To people who live alone or in senior living communities, the Company provides reassurance and peace of mind with dedicated, well-trained people, advanced technology and a nationwide support structure to achieve service excellence. The Company is committed to affording its subscribers and residents the dignity, privacy and respect to which they are entitled. For more information about Lifeline Systems, visit


Elise B. Hamann



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