Like you, we worry about parents who live too far away for us to check on them, or fathers who live alone and get up in the middle of the night, or mothers who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, or another chronic condition.
We feel the pressure. We are doing our best to care for our parents and our children. We miss work for their doctors’ appointments and then pay out of pocket when insurance isn’t enough. We want our loved ones to stay independent, and we want them to stay in their own homes as long as possible.
It is a part of how Lifeline uses more technology than the competition to detect falls or to pinpoint someone’s location. It’s what drove us to find solutions beyond medical alert systems and to help with medication adherence, too. Your loved one can hear it in the voices that answer the call when they need it, 24 hours a day.
Being a caregiver can be an isolating experience, and it’s hard to know where to turn. Philips Lifeline can help with expert information, products and services.
Talking to your aging parents about their health is never easy. They are often very protective of their independence, and won't always admit when they need a little extra help. Here are some tools and tips on starting the conversation about medical alert systems with your parents.
Managing Caregiver Stress
Don’t let caring for your aging parent take a toll on your health. Learn how to manage the stress and to care for yourself first. Here are some great articles to get you started.
Customers and Caregivers Share Their Experiences
Hear directly from Philips Lifeline subscribers and their caregivers on how the Philips Lifeline medical alert system gives them a sense of security and has helped when they needed it.
Technology Can Help with Caregiving
You use technology for your work and maybe even organizing your family. Why not put it to work when caring for your aging loved ones, too? These resources will help you find the right technology:
In developing our patented AutoAlert fall detection technology, we studied tens of thousands of hours of senior movement and activity, resulting in reliable fall detection.
Unlike other companies’ fall detection, Philips Lifeline AutoAlert uses three technologies to detect true falls:
2. Highly sensitive barometric sensors
3. Our finely tuned algorithm to differentiate between true falls and false alarms
According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma, as well as injury-related deaths. When a fall happens, every second counts, and our premium fall detection can be the difference for your loved one.
With an award-winning design, our AutoAlert Help button has been endorsed by leading experts in falls and geriatrics, such as the American Geriatrics Society, American Physical Therapy Association and National Council on Aging Falls Free Coalition.