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Lutheran Senior Services
Living Safe Technologies

1600 S. Brentwood Blvd
Suite 300
Brentwood, MO 63144
ph 314.262.8224
fax 314.446.2567

The Button Medical Alert System
from Lutheran Senior Services

Accidents happen. And when they do, the quickest way to summon help is to push The Button.

The Button is a personal emergency response system offered through Living Safe Technologies, operated by Lutheran Senior Services. It is the cornerstone of a broad array of sensors, services, and emerging technologies that provide solutions for a range of safety needs.

Call 314.262.8224, e-mail us, or scroll down to learn more!

What Is The Button?

The Button is an affordable solution for safety, offering security and peace of mind for people who need a personal emergency response system. It’s the simplest way to ensure that help is always available. A part of Living Safe Technologies, The Button is just one of a wide array of sensors and monitors designed specifically to enable people to live safely at home.

One of the most complete emergency response systems available, our medical alert system goes above and beyond to make sure that you receive the help you need when you need it. Medical alerts and monitoring help people who are at risk for falls and injuries to maintain their independence. And since help is always just the push of a button away, Living Safe Technologies also provides peace of mind for family members.

 

How It Works

The Button works through the phone line, which connects to a tabletop or wall-mounted communication unit. If an accident or emergency occurs, and the button is pushed, the individual will be immediately connected to trained operators in a 24-hour call center.

Vital information such as the client’s address, medical condition, and more is readily available. Within a matter of moments, a call is placed to the responders of the individual’s choice — family members, neighbors, or emergency personnel. The operator then stays in touch with the individual until help arrives. It’s that simple and reliable.

Benefits of The Button

  • Eliminates worry and provides peace of mind, knowing help is just a push of The Button away.
  • Provides a fully customizable medical alert system.
  • Ensures a quick response in an emergency.
  • Includes professional, reliable customer service.
  • Offers significant monthly savings, including a free in-home consultation.

Benefits Exclusive to The Button and Living Safe Technologies:

  • Follow-up. The Living Safe Technologies staff follows up to determine if there is a way to prevent an incident from reoccurring.
  • More than “Meets the Eye”. Living Safe Technologies is part of Lutheran Senior Services. That enables us to connect you with multiple resources and in-home services which can provide additional support as needed.
  • Expandability. Our personal emergency response system is fully customizable. Working with our team, we can help you adapt to your changing needs for safety and security. See the Plus More tab for more information.

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Testimonials

Joan Arsenault, Button Pusher
Joan Arsenault of St. Louis didn’t think she needed a personal emergency response system. However, during a free one-month trial of The Button, she suffered a fall in her apartment. She couldn’t reach the phone, but luckily, she was wearing The Button. “Ten minutes later, help was at my door,” Joan says. “I used to say I didn’t need it, but I’ll never say that again.”

Karen Ledbetter, daughter of a Living Safe Technologies subscriber
Karen Ledbetter writes, “When my Mother returned to her home from a rehab stay in an Assisted Living (community); she knew she needed an extra layer of security. The Button provided that security, not only for her, but for the whole family. The technology, service, and response are far superior to any system I have researched. As a nursing home administrator, I am grateful that Lutheran Senior Services is able to offer this wonderful, cutting edge support and security. We are very happy with the entire program.”

The Button…Plus More

Many individuals only need The Button to ensure their safety, security, and an emergency response. However, through Living Safe Technologies, additional sensors, services, and emerging technologies are available to meet a wide range of specific needs.

Scroll down to learn about the complete spectrum of tools designed to help people live safely at home.

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Large Pendant
A large, easier-to-push pendant for people with limited dexterity.
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Fall Detector
Worn on a belt, this cell phone-sized, state-of-the-art device senses when the wearer falls and alerts the call center. No button-pushing required.
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Moisture Sensor
Alert a caregiver to episodes of incontinence. This sensor is a thin, waterproof, durable mat placed on top of the mattress under the fitted sheet.
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Motion Detector
This movement detector monitors inactivity or detects intruders without the need to push a button.
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Flood Detector
Excess water on the bathroom floor can result in a slip or fall. When water is sensed, the unit automatically alerts the call center. This detector can also alert you to water in a laundry room or in a vacation home, allowing you to protect your carpet, floors, or personal belongings from a flood or water damage.
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Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor
Automatically sends an alert if a person has left the bed or a designated chair and not returned within a preset amount of time.
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Extreme Temperature Sensor
The high temperature alarm sounds when the home reaches 95 degrees for more than two minutes; the low temperature alarm sounds when the temperature falls below 35.6 degrees for at least 20 minutes. This sensor helps you know if the air conditioner and heater are appropriately set.
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Pull Cords
If preferred to a pendant, these cords can be installed throughout the home. With a slight tug, the cord triggers a call to the monitoring center for help.
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Smoke Detector
This sensor alerts you to the presence of smoke, allowing ample escape time from the house in case of fire.
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Floor Pressure Mat
When the floor pressure mat is activated, a caregiver can be alerted to movement. It is typically placed by the bedside or at the entrance/exit of a home to detect wandering.

Who Uses It?

Who Uses The Button?
Anyone can use Living Safe Technologies. It is perfect for individuals who are:

  • Living with a chronic health condition such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, or other neuromuscular diseases.
  • Living with any type of disability.
  • Recently discharged from the hospital.
  • Recovering from an illness or injury.
  • Stroke survivors.
  • At high risk of falling.
  • Receiving hospice care.
  • Primary caregivers for an infant, homebound senior, or someone who is bedridden.
  • Wheelchair-mobile.
  • Living alone.

Our Service Areas

Living Safe Technologies serves residents in St. Louis county, St. Charles county, Franklin county, Jefferson county, Madison county, Monroe county and St. Claire counties. Just a few of the communities we serve include:

  • St. Louis, Missouri 63103
  • Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
  • Florissant, Missouri 63031
  • Ballwin, Missouri 63021
  • O’Fallon, Missouri 63366
  • St. Charles, Missouri 63301
  • St. Peters, Missouri 63376
  • Arnold, Missouri 63010

A True Story

On any Tuesday morning, you will find volunteers Bill Sullivan and Lucia Bellovich engaged in phone calls to clients who use Living Safe Technologies. Neither one watches the clock or lives by a predetermined pace; their only goal is to provide reassurance and help if needed.

“Bill and I both have a medical background, so we’re used to helping people,” says Lucia. “This is a great way to continue doing that after retirement.”

“Plus,” she says with a grin, “I can always use a good excuse to get out of the house.”

But one morning, a client shared with Bill that she was feeling short of breath. She wanted to “wait it out”, but Bill knew her event history and was determined to persuade her to seek medical help. Concerned that the client would not follow Bill’s advice, Kevin, a marketing specialist for LST, followed up with an LSS Home Health nurse.

It turned out she was in need of emergency hospitalization, and has since returned home. Clearly, Bill and Kevin were the right people in the right place at the right time. Without their personal attention, this story may have had a very different outcome.

“I had a successful career in medicine, and I’m very grateful for that,” says Bill. “I always wanted to give something back in retirement, and this was a great way to do just that.”

Why Us?

Why Choose The Button or The Button Plus More?

Lutheran Senior Services is proactive when it comes to prevention. Our staff actively looks for ways to keep incidents from reoccurring. Competing systems will trigger an alarm, but offer only limited assistance beyond the initial reaction.

In addition, The Button and The Button Plus More are part of the Lutheran Senior Services network. This enables us to connect clients to a wide array of additional resources and in-home service programs when needed. Some of these services are free of charge, some are covered by insurance, and others are paid for privately by the individual or family.

 

How LSS Helps

Aging Answers Line
Concerned about an older adult who is struggling to live Independently? Call our Aging Answers Line at 314.446.2475. This free community service, offered through LSS Outreach Social Services, can help you find assistance through over-the-phone consultations, in-home assessments, office visits, or geriatric care management.

Home Safe Home
A room-by-room home assessment that identifies potential safety hazards and provides a written plan on how to remedy those hazards. Call 314.446.2493 to learn more.

Home Safe Home Plus
A room-by-room home assessment that identifies potential safety hazards and provides a written plan on how to remedy those hazards. This extended plan includes monthly telephone reassurance calls to check on the well-being of the individual by an experienced geriatric care manager.Call 314.446.2493 to learn more.

Lutheran Senior Services Home Health
Skilled home care that may include nursing or therapy services to help a person recover from an injury, illness, or decline in ability. Click here to learn more.

Lutheran Senior Services Hospice Care
Faith-inspired end-of-life care for individuals and supportive services for their family and friends. Click here to learn more.

Lutheran Senior Services Private Duty
Personal and supportive care for individuals who need an extra pair of hands to help. Click here to learn more.

Senior LIFEsteps
A comprehensive in-home assessment that provides a complete picture of an individual’s abiliy to manage the daily tasks of life. Click here to learn more.

Medication Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 700,000 emergency room visits and 120,000 hospitalizations result each year because people miss their medications, take the wrong dose, or even worse, suffer an adverse interaction from taking the wrong combination of drugs. Forgetfulness, poor vision, the inability to read the print on labels, and the inability to tell the difference between pills are just a few of the many reasons these incidents occur.

To improve medication management, Living Safe Technologies offers a “MedReady” medication dispenser that works with its Caresse monitoring unit. The result — an automated, monitored medication dispensing system. It’s the simplest, safest way to ensure that medications are taken correctly.

 

How it Works:

The MedReady dispenser holds 28 doses of medication. Simply fill the unit’s storage bays and program it to dispense correct doses at the appropriate time of day. Then, lock the unit to ensure security. It is easy to fill, easy to use, and works with a wide variety of drug regimens.

 

Features

  • Audible and visual alarms to alert the user when it’s time to take to take medications.
  • Secure internal medication compartments which eliminate the risk of improper or unscheduled doses.
  • Large, easy-to-read LED display for easy set-up.
  • Locking mechanism which triggers after a programmable length of time if a dose is missed.
  • 48-hour battery back-up
  • Monitoring allows up to 3 caregivers to receive alerts in case of missed dosing
  • Optional registered nurse medication set-up available

 

Benefits

  • Alerts caregivers about missed doses.
  • Ensures proper dispensing of correct medications at appropriate times.
  • Only allows current, accurate dosages to be accessed.
  • Improves your health and well-being through medication compliance.
  • Reduces risk of hospitalization due to adverse reactions.
  • Offers peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

 

Service Packages

No two individuals have the same medication management needs. Living Safe Technologies’ staff will meet with you and your family to help you determine what works best for you. Our products and services are offered in three service packages or a la carte.

MM 1— Non-Monitored Medication Dispenser

  • MedReady Medication Dispenser
  • The user or family programs and fills the dispenser themselves.

MM 2—Monitored Medication Dispenser

  • MedReady Medication Dispenser PLUS monitoring services to ensure all doses are taken.
  • Installation and intial programming of the dispenser and the Caresse monitoring unit by Living Safe Technology staff members.
  • After initial setup, the user or family programs and fills the dispenser themselves.
  • Optional: For an additional fee, Living Safe Technologies can send a registered nurse to your home to refill your dispenser on a regular basis.)

MM 3—Medication Management Package

  • MedReady Medication Dispenser PLUS monitoring services PLUS The Button personal emergency response system.
  • Installation and intial programming of the dispenser and the Caresse monitoring unit by Living Safe Technology staff members.
  • Optional: For an additional fee, Living Safe Technologies can send a registered nurse to your home to refill your dispenser on a regular basis.)
  • The added peace of mind that comes from knowing help is always available with a push of The Button.

 

A La Carte Services

If you so choose, Living Safe Technologies offers the following services on an a la carte basis:

  • Initial programming.
  • Re-programming when medications are added or eliminated.
  • Initial dispenser set-up by a registered nurse.
  • Routine dispenser refills by a registered nurse.

 

For More Information

Accessing Living Safe Technologies and our full array of support services can dramatically increase an individual’s ability to remain self-reliant with medication management. For more information on setting up a customized program, contact Kevin at 314.262.8224 or by email.

Pricing

 

The Button – Personal Emergency Response System

Receive The Button Personal Emergency Response system by mail for just $39.95 a month with a one-time activation fee of $35.

To order, call Kevin at 314.262.8224 or order online now by clicking on the button below. Need additional sensors or services to supplement The Button? Let us know!

Order The Button Today!

 

Medication Management Package

Receive the Living Safe Technologies’ Medication Management Package for only $74.90 per month with a one-time programming fee of $75. This includes leasing the medication dispenser, medication monitoring, and “The Button” personal emergency response system.

To order, call Kevin at 314.262.8224 or order online now by clicking on the button below. Need additional sensors or services to supplement your package? Let us know!

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