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Lifeline Moves, Offers Free Installation in August

Oswego Health’s Lifeline service has moved to Suite LL30 of the Health Services Center, which is located adjacent to the Oswego Hospital.

As a part of this move, Lifeline announces a new safety feature and is offering free installation of its emergency response system throughout the month of August.

Lifeline subscribers who wear the pendant-style device can take advantage of a new feature that informs the call center if they have fallen. A specially-designed sensor system can detect if the subscriber has fallen.

Ready to take calls from Lifeline subscribers 24-hours a day are specially-trained individuals. The staff has at their fingertips all necessary medical information on each of Lifeline’s subscribers. More than 500 individuals, mostly senior citizens, are enrolled in Lifeline.

For more than 20 years, Oswego Health Lifeline has allowed seniors and those with medical conditions to live more independently. “Lifeline allows people to live in their own home and know that if they need help, it’s available immediately,” said Oswego Health Lifeline Coordinator Lauri Clark. “We are very excited to introduce our new pendant that has the sensor that is able to detect if a subscriber has fallen down. This is yet another wonderful advancement in the equipment we can provide.”

The local program is recognized by Lifeline Systems of Framingham, MA for providing outstanding service. Lifeline services are easy to obtain and are typically installed by a qualified Lifeline representative within 24 to 48 hours. To learn more about Lifeline, individuals can call Clark at 343-1887. Because of the move, Lifeline has a new fax number, 349-5702.

The Oswego Health care system includes the Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; as well as numerous services across Oswego County. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.