Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

Senior Supports/Emergency Response Systems

$21,883 distributed

It is a blessing. It is the best present I ever got. It saved my life. When I pressed the button they were here in less than 10 minutes. I thank them every month when I test it. –MF, age 99

Ninety-two frail, elderly women gained peace of mind with the addition of a personal emergency response system to their telephone equipment, enabling them to remain safely in their own homes. Twenty-three different women placed 55 calls for assistance. When a woman pushes her call button, FHBS is notified by fax, and, in turn, alerts the client’s care manager.  The cost per client per year is $300. Support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia provided a little over half the funding for this program.