The Visiting Nurse Association needs more volunteers to help meet the needs of the growing number of seniors in communities served by the VNA in Porter, Lake, Jasper, Starke and LaPorte counties.
Lifeline is an easy-to-use medical alert service designed to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button.
Telehealth allows seniors to connect daily to a monitor in their home and transmit health information to the VNA. Data which falls outside a pre-determined range initiates follow-up care.
“Our community seniors are often alone and vulnerable,” says Mindy Anderson, VNA Lifeline Coordinator. “Lifeline and Telehealth volunteers help provide a way to help them stay independent in their own homes and have peace of mind. It also gives seniors a personal connection that makes a real difference in their lives.”
Lifeline and Telehealth volunteers do installations, pick-ups, and in-home maintenance visits as need arises. Field training is provided to show volunteers how to set up equipment, review paperwork with the subscriber, and answer any additional questions they or their family may have. A typical installation takes about 30 minutes.
If you are looking for something worthwhile to do in the line of community service and have a valid driver’s license, your own vehicle and valid auto insurance, please contact the VNA about becoming a Lifeline or Telehealth volunteer. Call Mindy at 462-5195.