Lifeline & Tele-Care


Available through Saint Francis Medical Center’s Auxiliary and Volunteer Services, Lifeline is an affordable, personal emergency response system provided as a community service to:

  • Elderly residents who live alone.
  • Persons of any age who are disabled.
  • Patients recovering from surgery or who face a lengthy recuperation period at home.

The Lifeline Monitoring Center is staffed 24 hours a day by trained personnel who provide assurance to the users and their families that help is available.


Tele-Care is a service that provides a reassuring, daily phone call to Saint Francis patients around southeast Missouri who live alone, are retired, widowed, or recovering from an illness.

About The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary

The Saint Francis Auxiliary is a group of lay volunteers from the community whose purpose is to raise funds for the Medical Center and promote a cooperative relationship between residents of Cape Girardeau and Saint Francis. The Auxiliary was founded in 1959 and has raised more than $1 million in support of Medical Center projects and programs.

In 2011, the Auxiliary received the Auxiliary of the Year–Category III award from the Missouri Hospital Association for the fourth time. This important award recognizes the contributions of hospital auxiliaries with 151-300 active members.


To learn more about Lifeline and Tele-Care or to enroll in either service, call 573-331-5117.