Catawba Valley Medical Center has been providing Lifeline service to the
Catawba Valley area for more than 26 years. Each holiday season, area
residents find that while the holidays are a festive time of year, it
can also be a stressful time when their senior loved ones could use additional
support when family is not always nearby. The gift of Lifeline service
offers lasting value, safety and security for homebound seniors and their
Lifeline is a simple wireless device worn as a pendant or a wristband that
allows the wearer to summon help at the push of a button, 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. In the case of an emergency such as a fall, the subscriber
pushes the button activating the CarePartner Communicator which connects
to a trained response associate who quickly assesses the need and dispatches
assistance. On average, one of every three adults over age 65 falls each
year, making falls the most common cause of death and injury in the home,
creating real concern for seniors and their loved ones. The Lifeline service
gives elders living alone, their family members and caregivers increased
peace of mind at the holidays and all year long.
“We are very proud of the service we provide homebound seniors because
it helps them continue living in the homes they love,” said Carol
Robinson, CVMC Lifeline program coordinator. “We are especially
driven during this holiday season to help more at-risk elders remain independent.
In fact, our Lifeline program is offering free installation (a $45 value)
during the holiday season. This time of year should be a time for celebration,
For more information on Lifeline, call Ms. Robinson at 828-485-2696.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.