Senior Resource Association Enhances Emergency Alert Response Program

Senior Resource Association
Senior Resource Association

Senior Resource Association now offers no-cost, life alert devices to eligible seniors in Indian River County to support senior safety at home and enhance caregiver peace of mind.

In partnership with leading home security company ADT, Senior Resource Association offers community-based electronic surveillance to monitor frail homebound seniors who otherwise might be unable to remain in their own homes. 

Nearly 14,000 Indian River County seniors live alone, and approximately 4,000 older residents’ annual income falls below the federal poverty level. 

Presently, 33% of Indian River County residents are over age 65, compared to the state figure of 21% — and the number continues to grow. 

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Presently, only 167 Indian River County seniors are registered through Community Care for the Elderly (CCE), waiting to receive this potentially life-saving emergency alert service. With the support from the Indian River Hospital District, SRA will expand its existing Emergency Alert Response Program to allow seniors at risk to enroll in a community program that brings emergency alert response services to those in greatest need.

“We’re committed to helping our homebound seniors on their paths to better health and with technology like emergency alert devices. We can help give caregivers peace of mind as we monitor a loved one’s safety and well-being through a truly differentiated connected health approach,” said Karen Deigl, President/CEO of Senior Resource Association.

The ADT system offers seniors access 24/7/365 to live monitoring, fall detection, and home temperature monitoring provided by trained professionals. For more information about the Emergency Alert Response program, apply, or make a referral, please visit SeniorResourceAssociation.org or call 772.569.0760. 

Senior Resource Association (SRA)

Senior Resource Association (SRA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the lead agency on aging in Indian River County. For more than 47 years, SRA has been recognized as a valuable resource for older adults and their families in the community. SRA provides programs and services that support and advocate for independence and dignity of all adults, including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Enrichment & Respite, Information Referral, In-Home Services, as well as public and demand-response Transportation services. To learn more, visit the Senior Resource Association website.

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