Rescue Me! is used to call for help. You can either send out a help message with the simple push of a button or you can set up it up in monitor mode. In the latter case, a help message will be sent unless the user cancels it. So if the person is unable to cancel the message, it means they are somehow incapacitated and the dispatched message will let a caregiver or loved one know that their help is needed.
The message, either a text message or an e-mail, is sent to a primary and secondary contact. The message can be configured to include the physical location of the user.
You can use Rescue Me! as a way to regularly check on an older parent living at home alone. You set up the app on your parent's phone so that your loved one can confirm each day that everything is okay. If something happens and they fail to confirm, you will be alerted with a message and you can phone or visit them.
You can use Rescue Me! to be fetched from a long meeting at work. Suppose you are going to a meeting that you know might be very long or tedious. You can set up the app to silently ask you during the meeting if you wish to stay. If you wish to leave, a message will be sent to someone outside the meeting so they can rescue you.
You can use Rescue Me! as a precaution in case you become lost. Suppose you are going on a long hike, walk, or bicycle ride where there is no phone coverage. You can leave your phone in your car or at home and set it up to ask you at a certain time if you are back from your hike. If you fail to return on time, a message will be sent to a friend so they can begin searching for you.