It's medical help at your fingertips with a personal transmitter
Living alone can be an uneasy situation, especially when you are elderly or have experienced medical problems. With the installation of a FirstCall medical monitoring service, you or your loved ones can enjoy peace of mind knowing that someone is available to help at the push of a button.
How the FirstCall Program works
- The FirstCall service is connected to a home or apartment through a telephone and waterproof transmitter worn on the wrist or around the neck.
- A touch of the button on the personal transmitter or telephone automatically alerts the FirstCall monitoring headquarters of a potential problem.
- Two-way voice communication available to talk directly with responder during the emergency.
- If the FirstCall telephone system is inactive for a programmed period of time (12, 18 or 24 hours), the telephone sends an alarm to the monitoring center.
- By pushing the “away” button, activity monitoring can be temporarily disabled.
- The FirstCall telephone beeps at programmed times to remind the user of appointments, medication times, etc.
- A rechargeable backup battery protects against short-term power failure for up to six hours.
Contact the Guthrie County REC office if you or a loved one is interested in the FirstCall Program at 641.747.2206 or 888.747.2206.