Medical alert devices and more help keep you safe in case of an emergency, both at home and on the go.
Are you, or someone you know, growing older alone? Find yourself worrying about personal safety from time to time?
For many seniors, maintaining an independent lifestyle is equated with quality of life. It means you have the freedom to do what you like, when you like. It can mean you remain living in your own home and away from nursing homes, if this is what you prefer.
But this isn’t always an easy thing to do. You may need to remember appointments on time, manage daily medications and ensure that it’s safe to move about your home and elsewhere.
Philips Lifeline can help. This company knows the trials and pitfalls that seniors and others face, and in response, they’ve developed products and services that can help keep you and your loved ones cared for, and up and moving, safely.
Here are 4 products worth checking out:
1) HomeSafe Standard Help Button-$29.95/month+ tax ($42.95 CAD)
This device ensures help is available at the push of a button. It’s made for use around the home, and can connect you with help if you fall.
How does it work? You wear this help button around your wrist like a bracelet or on your neck like a necklace. You can even wear it in the shower, as it’s waterproof.
If you need help and can’t get to a phone, just press the button and you will be connected with staff at a LifeLine Response Center.
Help is available 24/7, and they’ll help put you in contact with a neighbour, loved one or emergency services.
No long-term contract required. Installation fee is $50.00+ tax, ($89.95 CAD).
2) HomeSafe with AutoAlert -$44.95/month ($57.95 CAD)
AutoAlert gives you even more protection. This system is similar to that described in #1, but it can also call for help if you can’t press the call button.
If you’ve fallen, the AutoAlert pendant detects your fall. Still down after 30 seconds? This device will contact the LifeLine Response Center automatically, for you.
Installation fee is $50.00 + tax, ($89.95 CAD) .
3) GoSafe Mobile (GPS) Alert System- $54.95/month ($74.95 CAD)
Life isn’t always about staying at home, is it? The GoSafe system operates like AutoAlert, but it also uses GPS to determine your location. Enjoy freedom and safety everywhere a busy life takes you.
Installation fee is $149+ tax.
4) Medication Dispensing-$59.95
Medications can be complex to keep track of. If you or your loved one takes multiple pills, multiple times a day, following it all can be like chasing a winding path.
Keep things simple with LifeLine’s medication dispensing system. It’s an automatic pill dispenser that manages everything for you. You’ll hear an alarm sound when it’s time to take your pills, and you’ll receive them at the push of a button.
There’s a 3-month minimum for this service, and an installation fee applied at checkout.
For more information on the products and services offered click here or contact Phillips Lifeline at 1-866-983-3649.