Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819 info@fhbs.org

Senior Supports/Emergency Response Systems

$22,045 distributed

It gives peace of mind. Great relief to know I have support. Gives my son, my caregiver, peace of mind when he has to leave the house. He could never leave me alone without worrying. It’s a wonderful thing. W.H., age 93

Eight-six 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. Seventeen different women placed 28 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.