Pawtucket, RI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Tunstall Americas a provider of healthcare communication services and advanced home health monitoring technologies, announced today the that Walgreens Ready Response™ Personal Emergency Response System is now available in-store at Walgreens.
Walgreens Ready Response™ system was developed for Walgreens to support family caregivers and their loved ones who are seeking creative solutions to maintain independent living at home. Using Tunstall’s personal response system technology, Walgreens Ready Response™ Medical Alert system will be monitored 24/7/365 by Tunstall Americas Response Center. Under this exclusive relationship, the Walgreens Ready Response™ Personal Emergency Response system activation kits are available in the home health aisle at your local Walgreens store. In addition to the home medical alert monitoring system, Walgreens customers can also purchase cellular based personal emergency response and personal mobile alert systems by visiting http://www.Walgreensreadyresponse.com.
Louis Shapiro, Sr. Vice President of Business Development said, “This expanded partnership represents a tremendous opportunity for Tunstall and Walgreens to provide a service that can help Walgreens customers remain independent at home or on the go.” Tunstall’s service provides caregivers and their loved ones with peace-of-mind knowing that assistance is always available should an emergency situation occur.
It is estimated that one out of three older adults experience a fall each year, according to the CDC. With the population aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are forecasted to increase. The addition of a personal emergency response system will notify emergency responders should an event such as a fall occur. Tunstall operators are trained to stay connected to the individual until help arrives.
“We are pleased to be working together with Walgreens in supporting the health and well-being of at risk populations,” said Tunstall Chief Executive Officer, Brad Waugh. “The addition of Ready Response in Walgreens stores will help build customer awareness and make it simple for seniors or their loved ones to obtain this vital service.”
Tunstall Americas, a division of the United Kingdom based Tunstall Healthcare Group, is the leading supplier of personal emergency response systems (PERS), telehealth solutions and contact center services for healthcare engagement and remote monitoring of seniors and special needs groups. Tunstall provides products and services that meet the emerging needs across the healthcare industry including healthcare and assisted living service providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical / life sciences companies.