Donna Caspers, a long-time Auburn resident, has experimented with a new long-distance emergency response system. By traveling all over Nemaha County, she has tested the accuracy of the Philips locating services called GoSafe.
If you’re out and about, you would be very satisfied with this service because you can get help anytime.” – Donna Caspers, Auburn resident and client of Good Samaritan Society – Home Care
Lifeline services for the eight county area can be provided to you or your loved ones by Good Samaritan Society – Home Care of Southeast Nebraska.
The agency, which was established in 1998, began providing Lifeline service through Philips Lifeline in 2014. In August of 2016, the agency partnered with Nemaha County Lifeline to continue the services that Nemaha County Lifeline had established years before.
Lifeline options include:
HomeSafe – This line of service has an in-home communicator that allows two-way voice communication if the Lifeline pendant is pushed. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The AutoAlert pendant is also available. AutoAlert is designed to sense when the wearer falls. It contacts Lifeline automatically if the wearer doesn’t push the button. It detects over 95 percent of different types of falls. The HomeSafe system can be used with a phone or cell phone line.
GoSafe – This line of service can detect falls wherever the wearer travels. It uses GPS, Wi-Fi and other locating technologies to help identify the wearer’s location. This comes as an AutoAlert pendant with a built-in speaker allowing two-way voice communication anywhere, anytime.
Good Samaritan Society – Home Care of Southeast Nebraska offers three months free Lifeline service on the basic pendant to any home care clients. If you choose one of the other options, the basic pendant promotion can still be applied. The agency also offers free telehealth monitoring to all home health clients. These technologies are used to provide the best care possible to clients.
Donna plays the piano at a local church and practices at different times of the day when others may not be present. Her worry had been, “What if something happened and I was alone?” Having this pendant has given Donna the peace of mind that she is not alone if she needs help.
Donna expressed her appreciation for Lifeline Coordinator Brenda Meade. “Brenda helps a lot and is always available for questions," Donna says.
Good Samaritan Society – Home Care provides free installations and allows service to be stopped at any time. If there is a low battery or any other issue, these are handled by the agency with no fee to the user. The only fee the user would have is a monthly fee which is prorated depending on the start or end date of service. The GoSafe pendant is a one-time purchase by the user but the agency provides a free one-month trial prior to purchase.
Call Brenda Meade for more information.
(402) 414-2723 or (402) 274-5541