Lifeline Program by Griffin Hospital
Griffin Hospital Lifeline
Longer Lifespans Increase the Need for Emergency Response Service
Join us for the 30 - 45 minute presentation on Griffin Hospital's Lifeline program. Refreshments will be served. Masks & Social Distancing Required.
Individuals in the United States are living longer than ever before. According to the National Vital Statistics Reports, a person aged 65 years can expect to live another 19.3 years on average. As people age, the risk of developing chronic conditions increases. Therefore, aging care should include carefully managing multiple chronic conditions in order for seniors to remain independent.
A Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS), such as Griffin Hospital Lifeline, enables older adults to get the help they need in an emergency situation, such as a sudden worsening of a chronic condition, or a fall or other injury. Often, a PERS is used to signal for help to prevent further injury due to lying on the floor for an extended time after experiencing a fall.
While fall management is an important aspect of PERS, other acute emergency situations may also occur, such as worsening chronic conditions.
To refer a patient or if you would like additional information on Griffin Hospital Lifeline, contact Brianna Trzcinski at 203-732-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org