About Us

Center for Healthy Aging is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to  integrate public, private, and philanthropic resources to help educate and train caregivers, enhance wellness, and provide models of care that demonstrate efficiencies and cost savings while improving the quality of life for elders.  Our non-profit will provide easy access to quality of life programs.

If you are in need of any services and do not know where to go, click on the following links to our Elder Services Guides and Resources:

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Lifeline – Personal Emergency Response System & Medication Dispenser

We are proud to be representatives for Philips Lifeline! To learn more about these important services contact Marta, Your Local Lifeline Lady @ 775-848-1260.

 

The Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service

Preserve independent at home living with the Lifeline Medical Alert Service

This year 13.5 million people, 65 and older will fall. If you or a loved one experience a medical emergency, time is of the essence. That’s where Philips Lifeline can help, connecting you to the right help for the situation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the push of a button. Whether you need emergency services or just the assistance of a family member or friend to help you get back on your feet, we can help.

 

 

Option 1: Lifeline

Our standard service includes your choice of a pendant or wrist-style Help Button. When help is needed, simply push the button at any time.

Option 2: Lifeline with AutoAlert

In addition to letting you push the button for help at any time, our enhanced service includes a pendant-style button that automatically places a call for help if a fall is detected and you can’t push your button.

Option 3: Lifeline GoSafe

Access to help when and where you need it!  GoSafe uses up to six advanced locating technologies, including GPS, to help find you in an emergency.
The GoSafe system has AutoAlert, proven fall detection in the pendent.  Both the pendant and communicator offer two-way voice communication, so you can speak directly with a Lifeline Response Associate.

Medication Dispensing Service

Reduce the risk of medication errors

If you value your health and independence, you know it’s important to take medications exactly as your doctor prescribed. Yet improper medication management and falls can get in the way of independent living, creating stress for you and your loved ones.

With the complexity of medications many seniors take, it’s no surprise: 1 in 10 hospital admissions for seniors are a result of medication errors.* Philips Lifeline now offers a simple, proven Medication Dispensing Service that can help.

Philips provides an easy-to-use solution that helps maintain the proper medication schedule. Hear a simple audio reminder and at the push of a button, get your medications at the pre-programmed times.

Sound easy? It is—and it’s effective. Philips Medication Dispensing Service has been proven to deliver a 98.6% in-home dispensing adherence level among monitored subscribers.

REST OF YOUR LIFE

CHA is working with a team of professionals to develop an educational program for elders to provide them with the necessary tools to create a personalized and comprehensive set of plans and documents for the end of life. This program will be interactive and interface with health professionals, attorneys, financial planners, etc. The goal is to improve quality of life by giving the elder knowledge, skills, leading to more control and peace of mind.

Eldercare in the Workplace

Met Life research states employer costs of caregiving is over $33 billion per year. These costs include replacing employees, absenteeism,

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