The Lifeline service at Culbertson Memorial Hospital takes “phone a friend” to new levels and puts help at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“It has nothing to do with getting older and everything to do with putting your mind at ease,” says Program Coordinator Donna Walters. “It doesn’t matter your age. We even have a 9-year-old who can use it if he needs to get help for his Mom.”
Maybe you’re suffering from multiple sclerosis, but your spouse is still working and not at home with you. Or you’re a 101-year-old great aunt who still lives in her home. You may be recovering from surgery or simply a concerned relative. Whoever you are, Lifeline is here for you. “It helps when you realize it’s not just for you – it’s also for your family and for your own peace of mind,” Walters says. “They need to know you can get help even when they’re not there.”
Having help at hand is as simple as wearing a wireless pendant or wristband. The push of a button connects you to a highly trained Lifeline associate who accesses your profile and gets you the help you need fast. “So often I hear they don’t want to bother people,” says Walters. “They don’t want to bother their families; they don’t want to bother Lifeline at two in the morning. But that’s why they’re there. Think of it as giving people a job, by paying them for a service.” You need them, and they need you.
The service is currently available in Schuyler, Fulton, Cass and Brown Counties but will go wherever it’s needed. Part of Lifeline’s beauty is its convenience – you can wear it anywhere, even out of the house, and it automatically reconnects when you’re back at home. Give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind today. No doctor’s order is required; simply call 217-322-5259, to learn about the various options and to set up your Lifeline today.