On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, January 18, 2013

New service has replaced the former ‘Lifeline’ alert coverage

Since 1984, Wells County’s senior citizens — and those who love them — have been able to rely on a medical alert system called “Lifeline.”

Not anymore.

Now they have something its operators say is even better.

The county is now using the Wells County Medical Alert System, and though it is similar to  Lifeline, it allows the county to maintain local operation while being more flexible, operators say.

Those looking for extra protection, though, might want to consider the AARP's 22 tips to help avoid a medical emergency.

Also, the website medical-alert-systems-review.toptenreviews.com compares different alert systems for those interested in purchasing their own. The News-Banner cannot verify the reviews, but they provide food for thought.

Learn more about the county's new system in the Friday, Jan. 18, News-Banner.

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