About Philips Lifeline
Philips Lifeline is one of the country’s most recognized names when it comes to medical alert services. They are the pioneer of the medical alert industry and were the first to offer reliable fall detection in a pendant. In over four decades of business, Lifeline has continually provided best in class medical alert services to the individuals who need them.
In 1972, gerontologist Andrew Dibner, Ph.D., came up with the idea for an emergency response system in answer to the question: “What would an elderly person do if he or she were alone and needed help?” Two years later, Dibner’s concept became a reality when he and his wife, sociologist Susan Dibner, established Lifeline Systems, Inc. Dedicated to finding solutions that support the independence of older adults, the Dibners began selling Lifeline Systems. To help even more people, in the late 1970s, they began implementing their call systems in hospitals and other healthcare centers in the U.S. and Canada. Healthcare institutions rented call buttons in a pendant or wrist band style to their patients and responded to their calls.
The major highlight of Philips Lifeline’s medical alert system is its AutoAlert Fall Detection feature. AutoAlert uses smart sensors to detect a fall and instantly alert the Response Center, even if you’re unable to. This feature picks up more than 95% of falls. Philips Lifeline offers fall detection technology in a lightweight, waterproof pendant (IP67). This is especially useful for anyone with a history of falls or multiple chronic conditions that create a higher risk of an emergency occurring. The equipment is rigorously tested medical grade, FDA-listed equipment
Philips Lifeline not only offers three different medical alert systems, but their systems provide fast access to trained Response Associates 24/7, 365 days a year. Their customers also choose the level of help that gets dispatched after a button press. Depending on the situation, Philips Lifeline is able to dispatch a neighbor, close family member or the emergency services. Reliable, two-way communication ensures the right level of help gets dispatched quickly.