Emergency Response Systems — commonly referred to as LifeLines — are bracelets or necklaces that can be worn and activated if the user falls or becomes incapacitated and cannot reach the phone to call for help. Emergency Response Systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operators are trained to respond appropriately if the system is activated by the user. Many people who receive in-home care services through Council on Aging receive an Emergency Response System as part of their care plan. The service can also be subscribed to and paid for privately.
Also known as Emergency Medical System (EMS)