FARMINGTON HILLS — In observance of National Caregivers Month, Critical Signal Technologies is seeking stories about caregivers, family members or friends who embody what it means to be brave and supportive in the face of disease, disability and hardship. Entries received will have the opportunity to win a free yearlong trial of the BOB 7500 with Lock Box, an enhanced personal response system with extended range signal.

To enter, participants are asked to write a short story explaining how caring for a loved one affects their day-to-day lives or detailing the bravery of a loved one who needs a home caregiver. Submit entries through the CST website at Entries will be received through Dec. 10.

Critical Signal Technologies provides personal emergency response systems, medication management systems and TeleHealth solutions, all connected to the company’s 24-hour care center monitoring facilities in Michigan and Massachusetts.

“We know caring for loved-ones at home can be difficult,” said Critical Signal Technologies president Jeffery S. Prough. “The BOB 7500 helps alleviate worry and maintain independence. November is the perfect opportunity to share our product as we help raise awareness about the important role caregivers provide.”

An internal team at Critical Signal Technologies will judge story submissions with the winning entry first being recognized via phone and e-mail and then announced to the public on Dec. 20. The free one-year trial will begin Jan. 1, 2013. For any questions regarding the initiative, contact Hayley Steinkopf at (248) 773-0256 or

The BOB 7500 is a personal alert device used to monitor individuals who need extra care but still want independence at home. Utilizing wireless technology, the BOB 7500 connects to the 24/7-monitored CST Care Center. When the alert button is pressed, a live CST representative provides immediate assistance and family and emergency services are alerted.

The BOB 7500 is a voice prompted system and central station compatible. It includes a long-range waterproof pendant and contains multiple device management.

Founded in 2006 by security and medical monitoring expert Prough, CST is dedicated to helping its clients stay safe and healthy in their homes. CST says it is the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems and is one of the most innovative and respected providers of telehealth monitoring services.


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