In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service.
But today’s subscribers can be anywhere in the United States and assured that help will arrive when needed, said Cathy Russell, HaysMed Lifeline coordinator.
The service is now equipped with the Global Positioning System, more commonly known as GPS. It is available in many counties in central and western Kansas.
“Lifeline is able to track you at or near your home, as well as throughout the country,” Russell said. “Whether you are in a rural community and your closest neighbor is 15 miles away, or you travel to another destination, Lifeline is at your fingertips.”