Choosing Philips Lifeline for your loved one
Help your loved ones enjoy life on their terms
Caring for a family member or friend isn’t an easy task. Life’s fast pace makes it hard to balance everyday commitments to work and family. You want to be there as much as possible, yet studies have shown that hour after hour of continuous caregiving can lead to exhaustion and depression, which could actually put your loved one at risk.
Today, family members don’t always live near each other, so ‘sharing the caring’ can be difficult. Plus, the cost of paying someone to watch your mother, father, or other loved one can really add up, even if it’s only part time.
The wonderful thing about Lifeline is that it can give you that important break and reassure your loved one that help is always a press of a button away. If the Lifeline Personal Help Button is pressed, Lifeline will quickly send assistance and will notify you about exactly what actions were taken to help (like contacting a neighbour, family member, doctor or emergency service providers.)
Persuading a Loved one
Learn how to help persuade a loved one that it’s time to consider a Lifeline medical alarm
People always tell us how they can’t imagine living without Lifeline. But until they’ve experienced the way a Lifeline personal emergency response system makes them feel safer and more independent, they may not think that Lifeline is for them.
The truth is that the Lifeline medical alert service only changes life for the better. So before you talk with your loved one about Lifeline, we suggest you become familiar with facts that can help to persuade them to welcome a Lifeline pendant or medical alert button into their home.
- Lifeline is recommended by doctors, nurses and other professional caregivers. They know even a minor fall or incident can have serious physical and psychological consequences if you can’t get help in a hurry.
- Lifeline shows your family that you care about them too. You’ll be helping everyone who cares for you to feel better knowing everything is all right.
- Lifeline is for independent living in your own home. The alternative to getting Lifeline is often assisted living, a nursing home, or 24-hour care.
- Lifeline is a good idea even if you don’t live alone. Accidents are unpredictable. You might need help when someone you live with is temporarily out of the house.
- Lifeline is easy to live with. The Personal Help Button is very small, simple to use and won’t interfere with your activities in any way.
- Lifeline costs a little more than a dollar a day. So little to pay for your security and peace of mind… and far less than the cost of an occasional home aide or companion.