Tunstall Americas, the North American division of Tunstall Healthcare Group – a world leader in Connected Healthcare – has announced that they are now offering free Temperature Extremes monitoring to subscribers of the Vi+ personal emergency response service. Record breaking heat across the United States this summer prompted Tunstall Americas to offer Temperature Extremes monitoring free of charge to subscribers of their home based medical alert service. Tunstall’s core base of subscribers, the elderly, individuals with chronic conditions, and other at risk populations have been reported to be the most vulnerable to extreme heat related illness.
The Vi+ Medical Alert System can monitor the environmental temperature and will report to Tunstall’s Response Center when the room temperature rises above 89°F (or falls be below 50°F). Outreach is then made to the subscriber and/or responsible parties so that appropriate measures can be taken to ensure that a safe, comfortable temperature is maintained in the subscriber’s home. Temperature extremes monitoring is an embedded feature within the Vi+ which can be enabled during installation or at any time remotely by our Response Center personnel.
Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas
“Environmental changes indicate that the frequency and severity of heat waves will continue. We are pleased that we are in a position to offer this potentially lifesaving benefit to our current and future subscribers of our Vi Medical Alert System at no additional cost.”
Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide variety of FDA registered medical alert, telehealth, and medication management products to meet the needs of all people. These products enable personal support services through traditional telephone lines, cellular, and the internet. Collectively, these products and services deliver a seamless connected care experience for people.