The Senior Emergency Alert System is an in-home, personal emergency monitoring system designed to assist the senior in unexpected falls or sudden illness. This system provides individuals with a way to remain living in their own homes. This system provides a tiny push button for the senior to wear even in the bath or while swimming. When in the home or yard, the senior will press the button in an emergency when unable to reach the phone.
The senior is connected to San Diego area paramedics who send help within 2 to 4 minutes. The Senior Emergency Alert System can relieve the fear of delayed care in the event of accident or sudden illness and prevents prolonged suffering, disability, or even death.
The Senior Emergency Alert System assists in protecting your independence. This program is offered on a sliding fee scale and is affordable to EVERYONE. Detailed information and an application form are available below. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (858) 483-5100.
Further Information and Application Form
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To apply for the Senior Emergency Alert System, please download our SEAS Brochure and Application
Please download, print, and post our single page SEAS Informational flyer.pdf in order to provide seniors an opportunity to learn about our services.
For detailed information on Senior Emergency Alert System, including comparisons to competing products, please call us for a SEAS Information Packet.
As a non-profit organization, the Senior Emergency Alert System depends on your generous contributions to assure that those truly in need will not be turned away. Consider sending a contribution to LiveWell San Diego to help improve the lives and safety of seniors and medically disabled individuals. Also included are important medical statistics on seniors who suffer falls in their homes.
A Look Into SEAS
Senior Emergency Alert System (SEAS) has provided emergency medical alert services in San Diego since 1979. SEAS was founded by the City and County governments of San Diego, The San Diego Foundation and Scripps-Mercy Hospital. SEAS has been an approved vendor for the County of San Diego’s Aging and Independent services since the program’s inception. The SEAS program provides Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) to low income seniors. With more than 600 clients, SEAS is the largest non-profit program of this type in the country.
A senior without a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) service might lay for hours or even days before being discovered and treated.
PERS usage saves the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars per person per year and reduces the burden on social services such as the fire department, police, ambulances, hospitals and Long Term Care. Our program allows seniors to remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes. This saves clients and taxpayers about $48,000 per person, per year in long term care (LTC) costs alone. On average, SEAS clients are able to remain in their homes for two years longer, thus saving the individual and the taxpayer nearly $100,000.00 per patient. Over the ten year life of a single SEAS unit, more than $480,000 would be saved for taxpayers in LTC costs alone. (10 years x $48,000 annual cost of institutionalization)
SEAS is the only program which has all calls routed to the ambulance dispatch center in San Diego. All other services rely on out of state call centers and must call our call center to have an ambulance dispatched. I hope you will consider making a contribution to LiveWell so that we can raise awareness of this vital service to the San Diego community.
Due to good management, our organization has overcome its reliance on large grants from the City of San Diego and now only seeks donations for growth. Our program has proven successful and self-supporting.