Testimonial from a user - helping keep seniors safe
Falling as a senior living alone can be a scary thing, but thanks to Iamfine when Miss G. fell in her home earlier this month she was able to quickly get the help she needed.
At 89 years old Miss G is fiercely independent, according to Katie Tipton who has been working as Miss G's care coordinator for the past 14 years. Tipton works for a nonprofit, Kendal At Home, that helps seniors like Miss G remain in their home while providing services to ensure they are safe in their environment.
Part of Miss G's care plan through Kendal At Home is a check-in phone call every day through Iamfine. When Miss G didn’t answer her regularly scheduled call Tipton was one of the people the service alerted.
“It’s not the first time, to be honest… that she’s missed a call,” Tipton said. Sometimes Miss G doesn't make it to the phone in time or misses the call for some other reason, but in the past, she’s always been okay. Nevertheless, Tipton called to check in when she got the alert. When Tipton still hadn’t heard from Miss G after the next phone call she knew something might be wrong.
Tipton said she then called a neighbor who agreed to walk over to check on the situation. Miss G was found fully clothed in the bathtub and said she had slipped while swatting at a bug.
Miss G was unable to get herself out of the bathtub and had injured her elbow in the fall. The neighbor called emergency medical services and Miss G was taken to the hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery. Tipton said there is no way to know exactly what time Miss G fell but without Iamfine by the time someone realized something was wrong it might have been too late.
“It was truly within hours of the fall that we were notified,” Tipton said.
Miss G, like many seniors, prefers to remain independent. Tipton said she agreed to use the call service because she doesn't like to have many visitors to her home.
“She’s so fiercely independent. We do everything we can to help her and this allows her that freedom,” Tipton said.
Once Miss G is out of the hospital she will return to her home and Tipton said she will start receiving a second phone call through Iamfine each day. Tipton also recommends Iamfine to many of the seniors using Kendal At Home to prepare their care plans.
“This is definitely a top-notch service in my opinion,” Tipton said.
I have personal knowledge of some people's falls at home, and the outcome can be tragic.
Iamfine gives me a safety net, and only takes a few seconds of my and my contacts' time daily.
I have been alone for a very long time, am the last one living in my family. My main concern is my little pet cat. She has been my constant companion for nearly nine years. Should something unforeseen occur, the care of my loving little pet weighs heavy on my mind. I am so worried that she would be left alone with no food or water with no one even knowing she was in dire straights.
Now I can rest easy. “IAMFINE” monitoring my home with a daily phone call assures me that someone will notify my contacts should I not answer my phone.
The cost is a fair price to pay for peace of mind both for my welfare and that of my pet.
on the two or three instances where I did not reply right away, the family members and friends in my care circle I received phone calls alerting them. so although I have not had an emergency, I know that it would have worked if I had and easily could have saved my life.
highest recommendation possible
I can't even put a value on the peace of mind this service gives me. Thank you!!!!
of it. Kudos to Google. When I asked the question I need a call service for a person who lives alone. "I Am Fine" was 1-- maybe the only service suggested. But the 2 week trial was the kicker! I'm hooked & I look forward to my daily call.