Affordable Home Health Care Arrives


    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - A new home monitoring program for
seniors, distributed Shopper's Home Health Care (SC:TSE) and Powered by Direct
Alert is helping seniors live at home more safely, independently without the
need to enter care facilities. The Direct Alert program provides seniors with
a personal 911 service and monitored medication reminders. The service is CARP
Recommended (FPN: V) and uses equipment from General Electric (GE: NSE).
    The Direct Alert program is a wireless emergency response system designed
to monitor signals from a pendant or wrist watch in the event a senior has an
accident in their home while unsupervised in addition to reminding seniors of
their medication requirements. Direct Alert is ideal for seniors who live at
home, people with medical conditions, people with difficulty walking or in
danger of falling, or patients recovering at home after a hospital stay.
    Direct Alert President, Gregory Kis, observed, "Direct Alert addresses
the growing trend of remote monitored homecare as an alternative to more
expensive and life altering nursing home, assisted living and 24 hour personal
care."
    Kis added: "With 93% of Canada's 3 million 70+ seniors living at home;
independence, security and safety is a rising and serious concern. A growing
number of primary caregivers are family members struggling to manage
responsibilities of caring for their own families and their aging parents.
Direct Alert allows seniors to live at home longer, while providing them and
their loved ones with the comfort of knowing help is only a press of a button
away."
    Seniors and families can learn more about the service at their local
Shopper's Home HealthCare store or at www.directalert.ca.



For further information: Gregory Kis, President, Direct Alert, (514)
448-6285, x2601, gkis@directalert.ca