As we grow older, we find ourselves becoming more concerned about personal safety and the safety of our elderly parents. We all want to enjoy the independence that we've worked so hard to earn.
Safety is certainly important, but so is independence. Seniors want to be on their own and to live in their own homes. They also don't want to be a burden to their loved ones. With the MainStreet Messenger Emergency Response System offered by Calhoun County REC, seniors can remain at home, independent, safe and secure.
How the MainStreet Messenger Emergency Response System Works
Should an elderly or disabled customer become ill or fall, he/she can call for immediate help by pressing the alert button on the Messenger or the personal transmitter (worn on the wrist or around the neck).
When activated, the Messenger immediately calls the cooperative monitoring station where trained professional dispatchers will be in two-way voice contact with the customer requesting assistance. Important information about the customer is displayed at the monitoring station allowing the dispatcher to determine the nature of the call and take the appropriate action. With the MainStreet Messenger, help in an emergency is just moments away!
The MainStreet Messenger is More Than Just a Telephone
The heart of the program is the award-winning MainStreet Messenger telephone. The Messenger is a state-of-the-art personal emergency response system.
• High Quality Two-Way Voice is Important in an Emergency because: • More information can be gathered about the emergency • False alarms are reduced • Dispatcher can give assurance to the individual during emergency situations
• Waterproof Transmitter - Worn on the wrist or around the neck • Activity Monitoring - If the resident's MainStreet Messenger is inactive for a programmed period of time (12, 18 or 24 hours), the Messenger sends an alarm. By pushing the 'away' button, activity monitoring can be temporarily disabled
• Daily Reminders - The Messenger beeps at a programmed time to remind the user of appointments, medication times etc. • Rechargeable backup Battery - Protects against short-term power failure (up to six hours) Telephone Features: • Visual Ringing - Keypad flashes to alert the hearing impaired
• Memory Keys - For one-touch dialing of frequently called numbers • Large Back-lit Keypad - Easy to see, even in the dark
• Handset and Speakerphone Volume Controls • Ringer Pitch and Volume Control • Hearing Aid Compatible Handset • Will Monitor up to 200 feet
Leasing the MainStreet Messenger costs about the same as buying a daily cup of coffee!
Peace of mind, security and independence... who else but Calhoun County REC could provide all this?
For more information about the MainStreet Messenger System, contact:
Keaton Hildreth or Lonnie Holder
Calhoun County REC
1015 Tonawanda St.
Rockwell City IA 50579
712-297-7112 or 800-821-4879
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm
Installation Fee: $35.00 plus tax
Monthly Phone Lease & Monitoring Fee: $25.00 plus tax
On the 28th of each month you will be billed for the following month's service.
Fill out the application form and mail to Calhoun County REC.