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E.A.R.S. Lifeline & Medication Dispensing Programs

E.A.R.S. Lifeline is your local provider of Philips Lifeline and Philips Medication Dispensers. We have been providing medical alert services for over 35 years! Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admission for trauma, and injury-related death. E.A.R.S Lifeline is available to help.

With just the push of a button, subscribers can call for assistance-24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Subscribers wear the buttons as pendants or wristbands. Within seconds of pressing the button, a Lifeline representative responds to them and gets them appropriate help, whether it's a neighbor, relative, or ambulance. The Lifeline system features two-way voice communication with a Lifeline representative.

This service supports older adults and those with chronic medical conditions living at home by sending help whenever the unexpected happens…a fall, medical problem, mobility issue or security concern. Our local program covers a 50 mile radius of Noyes Hospital, including Livingston and surrounding counties.

Current Lifeline Service Options Available

Philips Lifeline

Basic HomeSafe Landline Service: $33/month


  • Waterproof Personal Help Button can be worn as a necklace or wristband
  • Works in the home and outside in the yard
  • AutoAlert Fall Detector help button option available - will call out for help automatically if a person has a fall and does not get up on their own, also waterproof: $12/month

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HomeSafe Wireless Service: $43/month

Wireless transmitter

  • For those who do not have a telephone landline
  • Waterproof Personal Help Button can be worn as a necklace or wristband
  • AutoAlert Fall Detector option available

GoSafe & GoSafe 2 Mobile Service Options: Starting at $44/month and a mobile help button fee does apply

GoSafe Mobile

  • Provides access to help anywhere in the United States that has AT&T Cellular service
  • The Mobile Help Button has built in Fall Detection and built in two-way communicator
  • 6 locating technologies
  • Landline or Wireless Communicator options available for in the home

Medication Dispensing Service

Nearly 40 percent of the people in nursing homes are there because of medication mishaps. The Medication Dispenser can change all that, as it tells you or a loved one when to take medications and dispenses the appropriate pills in the correct amounts. If the medicine isn't taken from the machine, a caregiver is notified. Users are 98.6 percent compliant with their medications, keeping them safe and allowing them to remain living independently at home.

Philips Medication Dispenser: $52/month

Med Dispenser Demo

  • Ensures the right medications are taken at the right time
  • Dispenser will hold up to 60 Doses of Medication
  • Can dispense medicine up to 6 times a day
  • Medication cups hold up to 30 pills (Aspirin size)
  • Caregiver Alerts if medication missed, as well as Website Monitoring
  • Easy to use for end-user and provides peace of mind for the caregiver

Other Lifeline and Medication Dispenser Fees

  • $25 one time installation fee
  • Sliding scale for monthly fee is available for all subscribers who are income eligible