Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

Senior Supports/Emergency Response Systems

$21,500 distributed

I wear it everyday. I depend on it. I’m thankful for it and appreciate having it – because if God forbid I should ever need it, I have it. S.D., Age 93

Eighty-three 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.  Eighteen different women placed 26 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.