Lifeline Publications

Education is an important component to living a healthy and safe lifestyle. That’s why Lifeline produces a variety of publications with up-to-date health and safety information. Browse our online library for studies, Lifeline educational folders, and newsletters. Whether you are a Lifeline Subscriber, caregiver, or a healthcare professional – there is something for everyone. Note: you will need a PDF reader to read some of the documents. If you don’t have one, you can download a reader here.

Product & Service Information for Patients

These brochures are designed to provide a simple overview of the Philips Lifeline services. Order a free supply of brochures for your patients and their caregivers here.

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service

This informative brochure will help educate your patients about the full range of Philips Lifeline services available to help them maintain their independence with confidence and peace of mind, including the revolutionary new GoSafe mobile service and HomeSafe with AutoAlert.

Patient Flyers

Download free flyers designed to help you support your patients live safely at home

Philips Lifeline flyers are an ideal way to provide educational information to your patients about how Lifeline supports living with age or health related conditions. These double-sided flyers are designed for healthcare professionals to pass on to patients/clients.

Avoiding Falls: Tips to break the vicious cycle of falls

Help your at-risk patients break the cycle of repeated falls by understanding the risks that lead to falling and following 8 simple tips to reduce those risks.

Fitness: A key to fall prevention

This flyer Includes simple, senior-friendly exercises your patients can use to get fit, prevent falls and reduce the risk of injury in case a fall does happen.

Osteoporosis: A Take-Charge Guide

This flyer helps your patients understand why osteoporosis is called the “silent thief ” and how to identify their own level of risk. Included is a checklist of health, nutrition and lifestyle tips to help slow or even reverse bone loss and make the home environment a safer place. The benefits of Lifeline in providing fast, expert help in emergencies such as falls and bone fractures are also explained.

Diabetes & your risk of falling

Seniors with Type I or Type II diabetes have a higher risk of falling and fall more frequently than non-diabetic patients. This flyer will help your diabetic patients understand how their condition increases the risk of falling as well as the severity of the potential injuries that can result.

Taking medications – a key to good health

The risk of falling increases with the number of prescription and over-the-counter medications taken. Help your patients take charge of their medications.

Heart Failure: Self management tips

Our Living with heart failure flyer provides a helpful checklist that can guide your patients if they’ve experienced heart failure.

How to create a safer home

A room by room guide to eliminate the most common causes of falls.

How to get up from a fall

Ask your patients: If you fall tonight, how will you get up? Knowing the right way to get up from a fall can make the difference between “safe” and “sorry”. Even if your senior patients don’t have Lifeline, make sure they know how to get up safely from a fall by following the simple steps in this free educational tool.

Assessment Tools

Download these tools and review with your patients to assess their level of risk

These surveys are designed to help seniors/patients determine their need for a medical alarm or risk of a fall. They contain several questions and the number of “Yes” responses indicates the level of risk.

Is it time for a medical alarm?

Help your patients and their caregivers decide whether the time is right to consider a medical alarm. The 9 simple survey questions in this education tool make it easy for patients to assess their level of risk and the difference a medical alarm can make to their peace of mind and security.

Are you at risk for a fall?

Do your elderly patients understand their level of risk for a fall? One in three Canadian seniors fall every year and the consequences can be debilitating. Are You At Risk For A Fall? is a simple self-assessment tool designed to help your patients understand their level of risk for falling and the importance of having a fall prevention strategy.

Educational materials for healthcare professionals

Download studies and other tools designed specifically for healthcare professionals

These tools are designed to provide information to Healthcare Professionals as they support their patients. Feel free to download and share with colleagues.

Chronic Conditions and the High Risk of Falling

The number of seniors living with chronic diseases is on the rise. This retrospective study report by Philips Research reveals surprising new data linking seniors living with chronic conditions to a greater risk of falling.

Fear of Falling in Older Persons

Fear of falling (FOF) is a significant falls risk factor among older adults that often results in social isolation and a spiraling physical, emotional, and functional decline. This informative white paper, written by Alan M. Jette, PhD, PT and Director of the Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, provides an overview of the incidence of FOF, who is at risk and how to identify them, the impacts of FOF and how FOF can be treated.

Explaining Epidemiological Factors of Falls to Older Adults

Falls remain the primary cause of injury, injury-related hospitalization and death among older adults. Communicating the risk of falling and how the risk can be reduced to older adults can be challenging, but Philips Lifeline’s Explaining Epidemiological Factors of Falls to Older Adults makes it easier. This 16-page booklet summarizes the key facts that seniors and their caregivers need to know, and provides valuable tips on how to effectively communicate this information.

Heart failure and falls

Improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with heart failure.

Living Well: Engaging your patients in changing behaviours

This summarizes James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s “stages of change” model and, through four case studies, explains how it can be used to help patients make better healthcare choices. Your copy is available free of charge simply by requesting it via one of the methods shown below.

How to create a safer home

A room by room guide to eliminate the most common causes of falls.