MedScope (www.medscope.org), the leading provider of high-tech medical alert systems, and Visiting Angels (www.visitingangels.com), one of the nation's largest in-home care companies, have jointly announced a partnership to provide MedScope's full array of Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) devices and services to Visiting Angels' franchisees. Doing so will enable each owner to offer comprehensive medical alert programs to their clients. Included in these offerings are MedScope's Land Line PERS, Cellular PERS and their newest offering, the revolutionary new Mobile PERS. All of these devices are monitored by MedScope's team of dedicated emergency care professionals, 24-hours-per-day, 365-days-per-year.
As a Visiting Angels Approved Provider, MedScope will offer special pricing to any referral made through the Visiting Angels organization. Additionally, MedScope will lend all of its equipment completely free of charge to Visiting Angels' franchise owners looking to start a medical alert program. Additional benefits include no upfront costs, low monthly monitoring fees, non-binding agreements and complimentary use of MedScope's web-based Partner Portal, to effectively manage their program.
In making today's announcement, David D. Plank, Vice President of Business Development of Visiting Angels said, "We are very pleased to be able to offer members of the Visiting Angels family MedScope's medical alert systems to assist loved ones at home, as well as when they are in the community. This partnership with MedScope is consistent with our approach to home care, which is to make available to our franchisees the largest array of the most advanced state-of-the-art technology and services to better serve our clients."
In making today's announcement, Raymond Smith, President of MedScope said, "We are very excited to be able to provide Visiting Angels and its franchise owners our equipment to help them start or expand their medical alert program. Visiting Angles, like other home care providers, see the inclusion of medical alert systems as an important part of the comprehensive continuum of care for their franchisees' clients. Medical alert devices play an integral role in assisting the elderly and disabled remain at home, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and costly readmissions."