St. Mary's Lifeline
St. Mary’s Lifeline has been providing personal emergency response service to Androscoggin County and surrounding counties for 25 years.
Lifeline is for anyone who lives alone, including young professional women, seniors, anyone who has a chronic health condition, and people who have disabilities – no prescription needed.
Having the Lifeline service will provide early intervention, which not only saves lives, but also can reduce seriousness of conditions/injuries, leading to improved outcomes.
Having the Lifeline service, your patient may actually avoid a need for hospitalization or reduce the length of stay.
Lifeline has special access equipment for people who are unable to press the Lifeline button. Sip and puff tubes, rocker arm switches, pillow switches, etc., are available.
St. Mary’s Lifeline offers a sliding fee scale for low-income patients.
The MS Society pays for Lifeline for patients who have the diagnosis of MS, and the ALS Society pays for Lifeline for patients who have the diagnosis of ALS. (The MS Society’s fiscal year is October thru September. Around March-April funding runs out for new patients needing Lifeline).
Lifeline can fax your office every time your patient has used the Lifeline service. This is an excellent opportunity for St. Mary’s Health System to offer patients a system of continuum of care.
Lifeline can be used for the following:
Medical Emergencies Fire
Police Emergencies Home Break-ins (home invasions)
We also have a home medication dispensing system
A referral for Lifeline is simple. The information that is needed is the patient’s name, address, phone number, and date of birth. You can reach Caroline Parent by: