Published on March 15, 2016

Owensboro Health Foundation Funds $9,000 For Lifeline Monitoring

Owensboro Health Foundation has funded $9,000 to Owensboro Health’s Home Care department to underwrite Lifeline monitoring services for elderly individuals in need.

Pat Serey,
Executive Director

Lifeline is the original personal emergency response system that offers AutoAlert fall-detection technology. AutoAlert pendants contain unique sensors programmed to measure changes in a person’s height and orientation to a horizontal position and the velocity of those changes. If a person falls and doesn’t get up on their own after 30 seconds, AutoAlert automatically places a call to the Owensboro Health Lifeline 24/7 Response Center.

“With help from the Foundation, the Lifeline program can reach many more people to keep them safe in their homes,” said Pat Serey, executive director, Owensboro Health Foundation. “We are pleased to fund these important monitoring services to assist patients who are unable to afford Lifeline on their own.”

Owensboro Health has supported Lifeline since 1990. Over the years this service has helped countless individuals whom have fallen and needed assistance getting back up. Owensboro Health’s Lifeline program helps over 240 individuals currently, with the potential to help countless others.

To apply for the Lifeline monitoring program contact Sam Lindsey at 270-688-6018.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.

Home Care At Owensboro Health

We visit babies, children and adults living in Daviess, McLean, Ohio and Hancock counties to help patients avoid a hospital stay and enjoy a healthier life. You feel most comfortable getting medical and personal care in the privacy of your home. So when you need assistance managing a chronic condition or recovering after surgery, turn to Owensboro Health Home Care.

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