Owensboro Health Foundation Funds Lifeline Monitoring - Owensboro Health

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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 and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.

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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