Locally Owned!

Locally Operated!

Left to right:

Jeff Scheribel - President, with his wife Ann

Rick Gerig - CFO, with his wife Lori

About Us

Companion Lifeline, now owned and operated locally by MEDICAL ALERT SOLUTIONS, INC., has been providing Emergency Response Systems in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio since 1991. Even though our corporate structure has changes over the years, our commitment to our subscribers and our local presence in the area has never changed. We believe the best service can only be provided by individuals invested in the local community with family roots that go back many generations.

Jeff and Rick, the owners of MEDICAL ALERT SOLUTIONS INC., were born and raised in Northeastern Indiana. This is where they have raised their families, where they have been involved in the local community and where their kids are now raising their families. Jeff and Rick have a commitment to provide peace-of-mind and independence to the elderly and medically at risk that can’t be achieved from some far off office that doesn’t know our community or our mid-west values.

MEDICAL ALERT SOLUTIONS, INC. has teamed up with the leading provider of Emergency Response Systems in North America. Lifeline created the medical alert industry back in the 1970’s and has continued to be the leading innovator of the industry ever since. With state-of-the-art communicator technology and high-tech monitoring centers, we believe Philips Lifeline provides the best equipment, quicker response times and more reliability with greater security and assurance than any other medical alert company.

Combining our local presence of more than 25 years and the technology innovations of Philip Lifeline, Companion Lifeline is able to provide the very best service available to our Subscribers.

Give Jeff or Rick a call today. Let them tell you how Companion Lifeline can make a difference in your life or the life of a loved one.


Rick and Lori are both natives of Fort Wayne where they have raised their four children. They are both active in their local church and involved in a number of special needs ministries both domestic and internationally. They are also board members of World Ventures, an organization dedicated to providing business opportunities and training to individuals in developing countries around the world.

Rick has been involved with Companion since its inception in 1991. He and Lori own Gerig Enterprises, Inc., providing Medicaid Waiver and Indiana Choice services in Indiana.

Jeff and Ann are also both natives of Fort Wayne. They have six children who they have raised and homeschooled, and recently two grandchildren have been added to their ever growing family. Jeff was added to the Companion Lifeline team in 2006 as sales marketer. At the beginning of 2010, Jeff was transferred to the position of full-time operations manager. Prior to working with Companion Lifeline, Jeff worked as an HVAC installer and service technician. Jeff served in the United States Marine Corps from 1982-1986. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing disc golf and serving in his church whenever a need arises. Ann plays keyboard and sings in their local church body, Trinity Evangelical Church, and also enjoys composing music and gardening.