Samaritan makes changes to Lifeline program

Samaritan Health Services has made changes to its Samaritan Lifeline program for seniors and others who are homebound. 

Since 1996, Samaritan Health Services has offered a medical alert service, Samaritan Lifeline, for seniors and other homebound populations in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties in partnership with Phillips Lifeline.

On July 31, Samaritan Lifeline changed its name to Samaritan Medical Alert and transitioned to offering devices and monitoring through Medical Guardian, a leading service and equipment provider in the medical alarm industry.

“We are excited to partner with Medical Guardian as their customer-focused approach and commitment to long-term excellence in products and service aligns with ours,” said Carol Hensley, Samaritan Medical Alert manager. Existing customers will have their current Phillips Lifeline equipment replaced with new Medical Guardian equipment at no cost and can expect stable monthly subscription rates, Samaritan said in a news release last week.  

For more information, call Samaritan Medical Alert, toll-free, at 888-901-2441 or visit