Rural Care recipient (cr) lives an independent but isolated life and worries about how someone would know if trouble occurred and cr couldn’t get to a phone

Try: #in response to a cr’s or a caregiver’s concerns about safety a doctor or case manager can provide a referral for an emergency alert button worn around the neck on a string the button can be used to summon help if a cr falls or becomes ill #in order for the button to work the cr must have a land line telephone service #emergency alert system representatives call the cr periodically to make sure the service and line are working #some phone bill assistance may be available for cr cr’s with disabilities who accessing certain public programs for low income households

Materials: Referral from doctor or service provider emergency call button land line telephone service

Categories: Medical Physical, Independence, No Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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