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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    of True Steel Security and Northern Communications Kevin Buckland client satisfaction manager said the company realized the coordinated approach January 8 2008 Timmins Daily Press Article File under L for lifesaving A private company called Care Link is ensuring that people in the North have a means of communicating with paramedics or physicians even if they are unresponsive through the Link to Life Medical Information Files Representatives of Care Link as well as from Timmins and District Hospital Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services and the Porcupine Health Unit were on hand Monday to announce the distribution of these vital pieces of paper The original concept for the design of the Link to Life Medical Information File was essentially to January 8 2008 Timmins Times Article Lifesaving Fridge Magnet A private communications firm is working with the public sector to provide a free service aimed at saving lives in Northern Ontario Northern Communications True Steel Security is the parent company that is sponsoring the Link to Life medical information file that has been endorsed by every major health care agency and hospital in Timmins and across Northeastern Ontario the Link to Life program which is free to local residents is a compact vinyl packet that contains essential medical information about the homeowner or a person with a medical condition May 18 2007 Sudbury Star Article Link to Life Eases Medical Frustrations When paramedics rush to a residence and whisk someone away in an ambulance it s critical they and later emergency department workers get as much medical and prescription information as possible about the patient There s nothing more frustrating than having a sick patient and trying to figure out what medications they are on and they say I take a yellow one in the morning and a red one in

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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    Department and your family and friends In an emergency the station is there to aid you With us you are not isolated or alone The professionally trained dispatchers and computerized automation equipment enable dispatch station personnel to respond to emergency situations quickly and accurately You receive the personal service you need in a crisis Currently 73 of our staff are bilingual French English and through scheduling 100 of the time French speaking people are available We also subscribe to a translation service and are able to serve you in up to 150 different languages if required All staff are intensively trained and 100 of call takers are APCO Association of Public Safety Communications Officials certified Our four manager supervisors have now been certified as Public Safety Telecommunicator 1 Instructor 6th edition More information on these certifications can be found here In additon to handling medical emergencies our stafff also handles thousands of 911 calls every year You can trust us to handle your calls quickly and efficiently With CareLink Advantage I can continue to live in my apartment on my own That s what I want And I do feel safer knowing the kids are connected to me and ready

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/adv_monitoring.php (2016-05-02)
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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    and emergency personnel to come in and help you In an emergency the Care Link Advantage Emergency Dispatch team will give the combination to your local EMS police and fire personnel so they can gain quick safe entry to your home without breaking down your door Activity Sensors We can install a motion detector attached to the system and if it does not detect motion with in say 12 hours the system will call into the monitoring station Our dispatchers will call back into the house to make sure everything is OK or with no response send someone to investigate Medication Reminders Your system can be programmed to automatically sound an alert to remind you to take your medication When the medication reminder time arrives the panel will announce Medication Reminder once a minute and the Status button will begin flashing If your system includes X10 controlled lights they will begin turning on and off 4 times a minute To acknowledge a Medication Reminder Press the status button to acknowledge the medication reminder If the medication reminder is not acknowledged within 15 minutes the panel will report to the monitoring station where the emergency dispatchers can address the situation Fire Smoke Detectors A Smoke or Fire detector can be connected up to the system to sound an alarm and to alert the monitoring station They will send the Fire Department and call you to advise you to investigate and or leave the premise Those who typically require a Care Link unit are less mobile then the average person Having immediate fire department response is very important in these situations Gas Detectors Natural gas Carbon monoxide etc A gas detector can be connected up to the system to sound an alarm and to alert the monitoring station They will send the

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/carelink_options.php (2016-05-02)
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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    a telephone plug telephone into port on unit labeled PHONE Program system time Remove panel cover by pulling up on tab at top end of panel Enter access code 1 2 3 4 Press Clock Set top of second column Use the Hours and buttons top 2 buttons of third column to set hours then use the Minutes and buttons top 2 buttons of fourth column to set the minutes Once completed press Done big button on right Replace panel cover It will click into place Call the monitoring station at 800 465 4166 to advise them that you have installed your Care Link and would now like to test the two way voice The monitoring station may request your Passcard identification code that you chose earlier when meeting with sales rep Press the panic pendant The panel will announce Contacting emergency number please remain calm The Emergency Dispatcher will communicate to you through the speaker on your system may take up to 1 minute Please bear in mind that if the emergency dispatch centre operators are all dealing with emergencies they may not be able to respond to your test signal immediately If that is the case they will contact you as soon as they are available so that you can try again Sorry Emergencies come first Once the Emergency Dispatcher is on the line and communicating to you through the speaker walk around your home while continuing to speak with the dispatcher This will allow you to determine how well you will hear them and they will hear you in different areas of your home Once testing is completed call 800 465 4166 to advise them to take your Care Link off test Congratulations you can now feel secure knowing that Care Link 24 Hour Medical Alarm Response

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/carelink_guide.php (2016-05-02)
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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    as the Paramedics and Fire Department and your family and friends In an emergency the station is there to aid you With us you are not isolated or alone The professionally trained dispatchers and computerized automation equipment enable dispatch station personnel to respond to emergency situations quickly and accurately You receive the personal service you need in a crisis Currently 73 of our staff are bilingual French English and through scheduling 100 of the time French speaking people are available We also subscribe to a translation service and are able to serve you in up to 150 different languages if required All staff are intensively trained and 100 of call takers are APCO Association of Public Safety Communications Officials certified Our four manager supervisors have now been certified as Public Safety Telecommunicator 1 Instructor 6th edition More information on these certifications can be found here In additon to handling medical emergencies our stafff also handles thousands of 911 calls every year You can trust us to handle your calls quickly and efficiently With CareLink Advantage I can continue to live in my apartment on my own That s what I want And I do feel safer knowing the kids are

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/PERS_monitoring.php (2016-05-02)
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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    Customer What s New News Events About Us Contact Us Thank You Your email has been sent successfully The Care Link program is an extremely effective tool for emergency responders that can save crucial minutes Sharon Marunchak Director Sudbury Crime Stoppers Telephone 705 677 6744 or 866 876 7401 E Mail info carelinkadvantage ca Copyright 2009 Northern Communication Services Inc All rights Reserved Care Link Advantage Care Link PERS Medical

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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    of companies and universities Companies like to be seen as young innovative sexy Getting older he said is not something they like to be identified with Yet some companies are recognizing the need Research projects now under way are studying the benefits of sensors that can confirm a senior has awakened and used the bathroom for example and kitchen appliances that remind dementia patients how to use the coffee pot Semiconductor giant Intel Corp has been working since April 2002 on prototypes that incorporate networks of wireless sensors and digital devices to issue medication reminders and even determine a senior s level of activity Others like General Electric Co build on existing home security systems and deploy simple motion detectors to watch for abnormal behavior In GE s project called Home Assurance networked wireless motion detectors send data to a central device that resembles an answering machine which transmits data within seconds to a server at GE Caregivers can log into the server over the Internet to check up on someone or to set up the system so it alerts them automatically by phone or e mail Home Assurance has been a relief to Susan McDonough of suburban Albany N Y whose 74 year old mother still lives alone despite a recent stroke open heart surgery and seizure Did I ever think the Internet would be able to help me in this manner Absolutely not McDonough said I m given so much comfort now when I log in to check So far McDonough has not received any alerts but she said the service would have been invaluable in February when her mother suffered a seizure and could not call for help I would have known she never made it out of her room and I would have been at her

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/NewsArchive_Oct4-03.php (2016-05-02)
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  • Care Link Advantage - Medical Care Systems for Independent Living
    know that help is on the way The idea is simple but the benefits are great Anyone a senior a person who is medically fragile or anyone that has a need wears a pendant or a bracelet When they feel that help is needed they simply press the button This sends a wireless signal to the panel of the system installed in the house which instantly calls the monitoring station The trained dispatchers come on the two way speaker phone and inquire as to the situation If it is serious or there is no response the local EMS Ambulance is dispatched immediately If it is not so serious neighbors children or even friends can be alerted We follow your instructions We can give your pertinent medical information to the responding parties even the combination to get at a spare key so they can have access to the house We are there to help Some people use this only for a short time following a stay in the hospital some people use it to extend their time at home prior to going to assisted living and or nursing homes Some people because of their condition use this for years You decide

    Original URL path: https://carelinkadvantage.ca/NewsArchive_Dec1-04.php (2016-05-02)
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