September 5, 2013
Bangor, Maine – The LiveSAFE Program of EMHS organizations, including Charles A Dean, EMMC, Inland Hospital, Rosscare, and TAMC, has eliminated the $40 one-time installation fee. This change is anticipated to help many low-income seniors and disabled community members throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine afford the life-saving service. The elimination of this fee will also help many community members released from the hospital who need the service on a short-term basis stay safe, lowering the risk of re-hospitalization and the cost of longer hospital stays.
LiveSAFE is a Maine-based program that provides services to more than 1,390 elderly and disabled residents throughout the northern two thirds of Maine. Should an individual experience an emergency, help can be summoned through the simple push of a button. Operators will then respond to the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide the appropriate response. This program has allowed many to safely stay in their homes longer.
“We are pleased that the elimination of the installation fee will now allow LiveSAFE to be more affordable for the Maine communities that we serve,” commented Jennifer Maskala, Rosscare LiveSAFE manager. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults age 65 years and older falls. This can be a startling statistic, but LiveSAFE provides immediate access to help, which can make many senior and disabled community members and their loved ones feel more secure about them living independently at home.”
Those interested in more information about the LiveSAFE programs of EMHS, should call Rosscare toll free at 1-877-880-7677 or visit Rosscare's LiveSAFE webpage. A subscription to LiveSAFE costs $32 per month. With LiveSAFE, there are no long-term contracts, no hidden costs, and no equipment to buy.