July/August

This month's topic.

Victoria Lifeline  A Tool for Caregivers – The Personal Help Button

Did you know?
  • Victoria Lifeline is a not-for profit community service of Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital Foundation since 1988?
  • They currently help over 5,000 people in Winnipeg and across Manitoba lead active, independent lives
Here are the top five things caregivers need to know about Lifeline:
1. Help is on the way – a ‘help plan’ is designed around each client’s needs.  All information is on hand at the Response Centre including emergency contacts and special instructions about medical conditions.  If a client has a non-medical emergency such as getting up after a minor fall, they can call you or another family member and avoid a costly ambulance bill.
2. Fall Detection – the AutoAlert can send a help signal if the client has fallen and is unable to press their button. It can also be a helpful tool for someone with a prior history of heart disease and/or stroke who may be at risk of losing consciousness.
3. Protection in the shower or bath – The buttons are 100% waterproof and designed to be worn 24 hours a day, even in a bathtub full of water.
4. Senior Friendly Features – The button can even be used to answer the phone. Our service is also portable and can be used on vacation or at the lake anywhere in North America.
5. The Personal, Caring Approach -The Response Centre is available to answer any questions the client has at any time. In fact they can answer a help call in over 140 languages. There is also a sponsorship program for low-income seniors who qualify.

If you want to know more about how Lifeline can help you, call 204-956-6777 or visit the website at www.victorialifeline.ca.  
 

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