Lifeline has been offered through Campbell County Health
Home Health for decades. The service, which currently has more than 170 subscribers,
helps individuals live at home with the security of knowing help isn’t
far away if something happens. Regardless of the service users choose,
subscribers can use the Lifeline system for assistance. If it’s
an emergency, responders are sent out immediately to check on the individual.
Many of Lifeline’s current users are elderly individuals who live
alone or are left alone for long periods during the day.
For those who are not aware, Lifeline is the only local medical alert system
in Gillette, Wyoming. Home Health compared their rates to other Phillips’
product services in Wyoming, and with three national companies that are
regularly advertised across the nation, especially on TV. Home Health’s
pricing is comparable to one national company, but what sets them apart
from the national services is the local support that includes installation,
same-day equipment servicing in the event of an equipment failure and
the subscriber is never left unprotected.
(See chart below.)
While the service is reasonably priced at $30 to $50 per month depending
on the features clients’ request, it’s still an expense that
can challenge individuals living on a fixed income. That’s why CCH
can offer clients the service at a free or reduced rate based on their
income level with the support of funding from the
Campbell County Healthcare Foundation. When the Foundation created the
Festival of Trees more than 25 years ago, Lifeline was the first health care service it
supported. Today, as the foundation prepares for the annual event November
16-18, Lifeline will once again be a service that benefits from the funds
raised during the event.
CCH Home Health provides care to patients at home—where they receive
support from trained medical professionals, family, friends, plus the
comfort of familiar surroundings. You can learn more about
Home Health and Hospice services at
www.cchwyo.org/hhh or call 307.688.6230.
27th annual Festival of Trees begins Friday, November 16 at
CAM-PLEX Energy Hall, featuring beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces for live
and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Lifeline and
Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House. Visit
www.gillettefestivaloftrees.com for a complete schedule of events.