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Senior Helpers Announces National Partnership With Halo Monitoring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:     Jon Weiner, 919.459.8161, jweiner@seniorhelpers.com
Sue Yannello, 919.459.8162, syannello@seniorhelpers.com

Leading Senior Care Provider Announces New National Partnership
Agreement makes innovative emergency response system available to families across the nation

Towson, Md. (June 23, 2010) – What if something happens and nobody’s there to help?
Thousands of American families with aging loved ones ask this question every day. Elderly individuals want to continue to live at home where it’s safe, comfortable and affordable – but someone with the ability to help needs to be close by, just in case.

Thanks to a new partnership between Senior Helpers, a leading national in-home senior care provider, and Halo Monitoring, an aging-in-place technology company, distance is no longer a problem.

Senior Helpers and Halo Monitoring are working together to make myHalo®, a next-generation personal emergency response system (PERS), available to aging seniors living independently from coast-to-coast. myHalo is currently available to Senior Helpers clients on a limited basis through Navigator™, the nation’s first comprehensive senior care solution that provides one point of contact for all care-related services.

“Senior Helpers is dedicated to providing families with elderly loved ones every possible comfort to let them know that when they can’t physically be there – we are, and we’re taking care of everything,” says Peter Ross, CEO of Senior Helpers. “We created Navigator as a service and a convenience for families with aging loved ones that provides one point of contact for all their needs. With that in place, when it’s time for a family to look into a personal emergency response system for an elderly parent, we take care of it with one call to a trusted partner like Halo Monitoring.”

“Partnerships like these allow us to provide the best possible care for all of our clients, keeping service affordable for families across the country,” Ross says.

Through the use of a small comfortable, wireless device worn by a senior loved one, myHalo monitors the user’s health, physical activity and much more. This information is transmitted from the senior’s home to emergency medical response teams, Senior Helpers care coordinators, and the individual’s family if desired. The system provides immediate fall detection and the ability for designated personnel and family to “look-in” on a loved one’s situation for peace of mind without invading or limiting personal privacy. Updated information and alerts are accessible either online through a 24/7 web portal or via text message.  Unlike pendants requiring the push of a button, myHalo automatically sends alerts to emergency personnel, Senior Helpers and designated family if a critical event does occur.

“Halo Monitoring is a leader in innovative, age-in-place technology for seniors, and the opportunity to partner with a company that has the reach, stature and reputation of Senior Helpers is a great step for aging seniors living in their own home,” says Chris Otto, CEO of Halo Monitoring. “myHalo is a family’s first line of defense in monitoring the wellness of an aging parent. When we combine that with the services offered by Senior Helpers Navigator, families with aging parents can enjoy a new level of comfort and security – along with more peace of mind than ever before.”

Senior Helpers Navigator is an entirely new concept, replacing the hours, pain, cost and aggravation of finding individual providers for in-home care assistance, home safety modifications, a geriatric care manager and countless other needs in between. Navigator is currently being piloted in 16 markets across the United States. For more information on Senior Helpers and Navigator, visit http://www.seniorhelpersnavigator.com/.

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About Senior Helpers:
Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 300 franchises in 42 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care.  For more information, please visit: http://www.seniorhelpers.com/

About Halo Monitoring:
Halo Monitoring is helping seniors, caregivers, and their family members by delivering the most accurate, reliable, and easy to use fall detection available. Halo’s flagship product, myHalo, is an advanced personal health monitoring and alert system. Unlike traditional PERS (personal emergency response systems) which require seniors to manually press a “panic button,” myHalo is the world’s first system that automatically detects serious health problems (such as a person falling) without pressing a button and can immediately notify designated caregivers and emergency personnel. Website: http://www.halomonitoring.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010