We Care in Duncan, BC Adds Personal Monitoring and Emergency Response Service for People Who Live Alone to Duncan and Cowichan Valley Home Support Service Sleight



    DUNCAN, BC, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - The We Care Home Health Services Duncan branch
("We Care Duncan") is pleased to announce the launch of its WE-TELECARE
personal monitoring and emergency response service for people who live alone
in the Duncan and Cowichan Valley service area north to Ladysmith. WE-TELECARE
is a subscription-based, telephone check-in and personal emergency response
service designed to support independent living and elder care. The service
includes regularly scheduled, automated telephone calls to people who live
alone, to confirm that they are all right and do not need immediate
assistance. If the recipient of the call does not acknowledge the check-in
call, a protocol for contacting a designated responsible person who can check
on the client, or arrange emergency attendance, is set in motion. "A
significant difference," said Richard Allen, Director of We Care Duncan, "when
compared to other monitoring and emergency response services is that the
WE-TELECARE service will initiate a response protocol for situations when the
monitored person is unconscious or disoriented. Additionally, no special
equipment is required as the service requires only the use of a client's
existing telephone." He also noted that the client is not required to wear a
pendant or bracelet, that here are no sign up or installation charges for the
service, and that the current price for new clients is $18.50 per month to
receive a daily potentially life-saving check-in call.

    We Care Duncan is a locally owned We Care Home Health Services branch
which has been serving the Duncan and Cowichan Valley area since 1998. With a
staff comprised of fifteen professional and non-professional employees, We
Care Duncan provides a full range of home care and occupational health
services to the community.

    We Care Home Health Services was Founded in Brandon, Manitoba in 1984.
With over fifty locations across Canada, We Care is the largest independently
owned home care service provider in Canada. All We Care Home Health Services
offices have earned a three-year accreditation from the Canadian Council on
Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA). In partnership with clients, staff, and
community, We Care is committed to providing quality assured, outcome based
healthcare service.

    We Care Duncan recently entered into an agreement with Sentry Telecare,
Inc. that provides We Care Duncan with the exclusive right to market and sell
the Sentry Telecare automated telephone check-in and emergency response
service in the We Care Duncan service area.




For further information:

For further information: Richard Allen at (250) 389-0202 or visit the We
Care website at www.wecare.ca

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