The Link-To-Lifeline Program was initiated more than 20 years ago and is currently being expanded through UPMC Senior Services.
The purpose of the Link-To-Lifeline Program is to subsidize monthly rental fees and installation costs of the Lifeline electronic monitoring systems so that disadvantaged elders can live at home safely.
Seniors press a button on a pendant they wear around their neck to connect with a Lifeline professional who will assess the situation and summon the help of a neighbor, relative or paramedics depending upon the circumstances.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Clients who meet income eligibility guidelines pay no installation fee and pay significantly reduced monthly fees.
The Link-To-Lifeline program enables frail disadvantaged seniors to live alone with the comfort and security of knowing they can summon help with the push of a button.
There is no sustained funding source for this project and generous contributions would help to fill this void.