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Health Watch Program

Rhea Tidwell
Health Watch Coordinator
601 249-1443

With the push of a small button.your family, neighbors, police, fire department, or ambulance are on the way without your having to be near a phone.

Health Watch is a program of Southwest Regional in connection with Lifeline Systems, Inc.

• It is a personal emergency response system which links you 24 hours a day to your hospital.

• It allows you to move freely around your home or yard with the confidence of knowing if you need help your Lifeline System will call for it.

Who uses this service?
• People who live alone.

• New mothers who may need to get help for their infant without leaving the cribside.

• People who may be concerned about their personal safety or security.

• Those with ongoing medical conditions.

• Post operative patients who want to maintain a link to medical assistance.

• Disabled or handicapped individuals.

Important features:
• Voice Communication – Superio high output speakerphone enables clear automatic two-way communication between the Lifeline subscriber and the Response Center for fast appropriate response.

• Speaker phone built into the communicator allows two way voice communication.

• New VoiceAssistTH Feature – This friendly female voice clarifies audible alams and instructs subscribers in communicator operation.

• Adjustable Volume Control – Easily adjusts the communicator's speakerphone volume.

• RSVP Remote Answering Capability

• The communicator's two-way speakerphone allows subscribers to answer incoming telephone calls by merely pressing their personal help button-without having to get to the phone.

•An inactivity timer built into the communicator automatically calls the Response Center if you are unable to press your button.

• Battery back-up keeps your communicator working even during a power failure.

• Waterproof Personal Help Button keeps you protected while showering or bathing.
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Southwest Seniors

Southwest Seniors and is sponsored by St. Luke Home Health & Hospice. Benefits include health and wellness services like free blood pressure screenings, health education seminars and free outpatient diet instructions when ordered by your doctor. You will also receive a 20% discount on meals purchased in the hospital’s cafeteria and a guest meal for anyone staying with you when you are a patient in the hospital, as well as a guest cot.

You do not need a membership card to become a member. Simply call Tina Brumfield, 601 250-4283 to sign up or tell your nurse when you are in the hospital.

Health Links

Information about the West Nile Virus from the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/q&a.htm

American Diabetes Association web link http://www.diabetes.org

Arthritis Association web link
http://www.arthritis.org

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Federal Emergence Federal Association
www.fema.gov

Mended Hearts,, Inc.
http://www.mendedhearts.org

Mississippi Department of Health
http://www.HealthyMS.com

Pandemic Flu Government Website
www.pandemicflu.gov

Mississippi Department of Health
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us

Mississippi Diabetes Association web link
http://www.msdiabetes.org/

Mississippi Patient Safety Coalition
http://www.mspatientsafety.com

                       Infection Control
Clinck on the link below for Infection Control Information.
infectioncontrol