Life line....I have one now. I've been feeling alone and vulnerable for quite some time now. Yes I know, I have a husband, BUT, the man is quite deaf. If he is tuned in to the streaming device for the TV he can't hear me, the doorbell, the phone...nothing. If he is in the shower and has the hearing aids out he hears...nothing. If he is in bed with the hearing aids out he hears ... nothing. If he is changing a battery in the aids he hears...nothing. Many a time I have needed him for something, called him, received no answer and knew...I was on my own. I started thinking, what would happen if I fell, or had some kind of medical emergency and was unable to walk to him and get his attention? I could lay on the floor bleeding for hours before he decided he wanted food or coffee and came looking for me to get it for him (he's nearly blind as well). I could be dead by the time he got around to finding me. I've been thinking about this for the past several years. Finally, I called the General Hospital and asked them what kind of life line they recommend. Yesterday a lovely lady named Ann came by (elderly lady, what a great marketing strategy) and within minutes had a home base installed, a wrist band on me (sort of like belling a cat lol) and a lock box on the back door. No matter where I am in the house I can press the button on my wrist band and someone will speak to me through the home base..we tried it out and it even works in the basement. If they can't get a response from me they will send EMS. If I can talk to them I can ask for exactly what services I require. The home base takes up very little room. The wrist band is to be worn in the shower, in bed, everywhere and all the time...although I won't be wearing it when I go out. I can even use it if I need assistane for my husband if he has a medical emergency.
The second life line I got was CAA for the car as neither of us is capable of changing tires or walking miles if we run out of gas.
Now if only that list would get shorter for the condo we are waiting for.