Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs offers a medical alert service for seniors called Home Companion Monitor. This easy-to-use, electronic device is designed to signal a friend, relative, or emergency service whenever help is needed.
The Home Companion Monitor provides peace of mind, independence, and convenience for older persons who live alone as well as for family caregivers and individuals with high-risk medical conditions.
No matter what your need—a medical emergency, getting up after a fall, concern about a possible intruder, or simply needing to hear a caring voice—you’ll be connected to a supportive, helpful person 24 hours a day.
To learn more, call us today at 719.365.2260.
How the Home Companion Monitor works
The system has two parts:
- a small pendant or wrist transmitter that you wear
- a receiver connected to your landline telephone
Whenever you need help, push the button on your pendant or wrist transmitter, and you’ll be connected with the monitoring center. Your call will answered by one of the specially-trained attendants, who will know who you are and have all the necessary information regarding your medical history, allergies, and medications.
The monitoring center will also have telephone numbers of people you’ve selected in advance, as well as emergency numbers of your local ambulance, police, and fire department.
Convenient, portable security
The pendant or wrist unit is lightweight (less than 2 oz.) and small (only 1½ x 2 inches). It’s also waterproof for use in the shower or tub.
The Home Companion gives you freedom to be in the basement or attic of your home, your yard, across the street—up to approximately 300 feet from the base unit in any direction.
If there is a power failure, the backup battery unit means the monitor will continue to work. The Home Companion comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. If your product should fail or need service at any time, notify us. We’ll repair or replace it free of charge.
There is a one-time installation fee in addition to an affordable monthly service charge.