Medical Alert Buttons - Maintain Your Independence | Philips Lifeline


Get access to help you need 24 hours a day at the push of a button

Our standard medical alert system helps you maintain your independence in and around the home. HomeSafe quickly connects you to our response centre for 24/7 assistance with a simple push of your Lifeline help button.

  • Press your waterproof Help Button anytime you need help.
  • Depending on a level of help needed we’ll call a neighbour, loved one or emergency services.
  • Wear your waterproof help button as an adjustable necklace or on your wrist like a bracelet or watch.

Powerful coverage in or around your home

Your help button has a wide range of operation, so you can call for help from anywhere in or around your home within range of the in-home Communicator.

Uninterrupted support

Since you can wear your Lifeline Personal Help Button at all times, unlike a cell phone, it should always be easily within reach.

No long-term contract required

Flexible payment options allow for monthly credit card or paper statement billing.

24/7 Access to our Response Centres

Our Canadian-based, company-owned Response Centres are available 24/7, and staffed with professionally trained and caring Associates.

Two-way voice communication

Microphone and speaker built into the in-home Communicator allow you to speak directly with a Lifeline Personal Response Associate.

No expensive equipment to buy

Our monthly fee includes a complete equipment warranty which covers ongoing maintenance and service.

How HomeSafe Service Works

1. Summon help

With a simple push of your Lifeline help button you’re connected to our response center.

2. Hear a reassuring voice

A caring Philips Lifeline response associate will quickly access your personal profile and assess the situation.

3. Know help is on the way

Our response associate contacts a neighbour, loved one, or emergency services – based on your preferences – and will follow up to make sure help has arrived.

The System and Hardware

Our HomeSafe Standard System is an affordable way to help you maintain your independence, while being prepared in the event of an emergency. This includes a Help Button, a Communicator, and 24/7 access to our Canadian based Response Centre Associates. You can select a Help Button pendant to wear around your neck or, if you prefer, a wristband style Help Button.

Personal alert button

Wear the HomeSafe button in the fashion that suits you. Choose from a pendant that is worn around the neck or a wristband that adjusts to fit your wrist.


Wear your help button in the bath or in the shower, where falls in the home are most likely to occur.

Worry-free battery

Battery is long-lasting, and we’ll automatically replace it when needed.


As your most dependable accessory, the lightweight pendant is comfortably worn over or under clothing.

In-home communicator

With a HomeSafe medical alert system, your help button is only the beginning. The next critical component is your in-home Communicator. It’s like your system’s home base. When you press your help button within range, the Communicator works like a speaker-phone and speed-dials our Lifeline Response Center for direct communication with an associate ready to help.

High-fidelity speakers and microphone

The Communicator amplifies sound so you can hear and be heard throughout your home.

Automatic self-testing

The Communicator conducts regular system checks and will automatically alert Lifeline if maintenance is required.

No phone line needed

Our cellular option does not require any special equipment to connect to our Response Centre using the third party cellular network.1

Worry-free battery

Up to 30 hours of battery backup gives you access to help even during power outages.

Response centre

Lifeline subscribers have 24/7 access to our fully-owned Canadian based Response Centre. Our Associates are meticulously trained to professionally, courteously and sensitively serve you. Unlike some other companies, we do NOT outsource this privilege and responsibility.

When you sign up for service, you share with Lifeline the contact information of the people you would like to help you in the event of a medical event or other emergency. Press your Help Button and our Response Associates access your profile, and contact the people you’ve identified, and emergency personnel as appropriate, to get you the help you want.

Now service options starting as low as $36/month*

Call us at 866-784-1992 to learn more

Professional home installation

We are committed to delivering a local service. Our Response Centres are monitored in Canada. Plus we have a network of Home Service Representatives who will install your Lifeline service to ensure everything is set up and operating properly.2 During your installation appointment, the Philips Lifeline Home Service Representative will do the following:

  • Hook up the equipment to ensure your Lifeline is set up properly so you are highly satisfied with our service from the start.
  • Explain the service, answer your questions and show you how easy it is to use.
  • Conduct three service tests so you have peace of mind knowing it’s working when you need it most:
    1. A button range test in and around your home to know where your button will work from.
    2. A voice range test to know under normal circumstances where your voice can be heard throughout your home for communicating over the speakerphone with the Response Centre.
    3. A test call to our 24 hour Response Centre.
  • Go through the paperwork with you to set up the billing.
  • Complete your personalized CarePlan so we can get you help quickly and efficiently when you push your button.

Who needs HomeSafe Medical Alert Service

In a fall or medical emergency, every second counts. You don’t want anything to get in the way of your independence. Not an accidental fall. Not a medical condition or emergency. HomeSafe Medical Alert System is recommended for people:

  • with history, risk or fear of falling
  • with chronic conditions (cognitive impairment, COPD, diabetes, diabetes, arthritis, heart conditions, MS, stroke, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration)
  • with mobility problems
  • with visual impairments
  • recovering after discharge from hospital

Unlike generic substitutes, our medical alert products and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of seniors and at-risk individuals.

HomeSafe Medical Alert System reviews

HomeSafe Standard is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifesaver Purchased Lifeline for my mother. She wears it every day but concerned over the price. I explained to her that it was worth every penny to me to know that she is safe in her home. The next day she fell hitting her head on the kitchen sink. She was unable to press the button however the fall activated Lifeline. Lifeline was unable to reach anyone on the list we provided, as such, Lifeline call the EMS. She was rushed to the hospital where she recovered for the next 4 weeks, suffering multiple fractures. If it was not for Lifeline my mother would have been on the floor for hours before someone found her. Lifeline is a Lifesaver!!!! Thank you so much for what you do.!!!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Device `I purchased the HomeSafe w/AutoAlert for my 85 year old Mother. It was an excellent tool that allowed her to continue living in her home while giving us the peace of mind in knowing that she was being monitored for falls. She sometimes pushed the button by mistake, but the operators were always very nice and made her feel like she was talking to a friend. She did have a couple of falls and the AutoAlert was activated...they contacted her immediately for a status update and then called me and my brother to let us know what had happened. I would recommend this device to was a lifesaver for our Mother.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gives great peace of mind We recently got my grandma hooked up with lifeline service. She experienced a fall at her home while she was alone. Luckily she was just bruised, scraped, and shaken. I live 150 miles away and finally convinced her at the ripe age of 92 that this service would be beneficial. The unit arrived promptly a d she has been wearing it since. I can't express what a piece of mind this brings me that if she has another fall she will not be alone she will have her lifeline service!
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonderful My mom accidently bumped the button on her wrist band when we were off to a dr appt. The rescue & fire dept. were immediately dispatched to my mothers home & lifeline was calling to notify family & calling her phone to try for a response. And she was on her way to a dr. appt. Great great prompt service. I encourage any elder to use a lifeline device. You never know.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How Lifeline has put our family at ease My father has been dealing with a significant healt challenge over the last year and a half. Having Lifeline installed for him was a wonderful choice for him and our family. He has had a few situatinos where the system was not only useful but necessary and life-saving. I am very grateful and appreciative that such a system exists for our senior family members. When the system wasn't communicating properly, Lifeline contacted US and made certain to get us the proper items, again without any cost to us.
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best... This product helps seniors and disabled stay in their home and allows loved ones to have the peace of mind that they always have someone within a push of a button to assist with any situation. Company is as nice to the employees as the employees are to the customers. Top notch technology and superb trainings make this an amazing product. Love this company and all the good they do!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied with Lifeline! I had purchased Lifeline for my grandmother. Had it about three years before it needed to be used. My grandma fell and broke her hip, she used her Lifeline pendant and called for help, an ambulance was there within 10 minutes. The pieace of mind is so worth it!
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too bulky. Why the communicator Two large boxes  to hook up. Why?  Hook up is a lot of wires.  Why not one base unit?  One is the transmitter shown and the other isna very large box with an emergancy button in the middle.
Date published: 2014-07-28
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  1. Philips Lifeline wireless communicators connect to the Philips Lifeline Response Centre using the third party cellular provider. No additional wireless equipment is needed. A customer phone number is required to enroll in the service.
  2. In rare situations, we cannot guarantee a personal visit in remote/rural service areas.

* Offer available at locally participating programs and valid for new HomeSafe activations only. Not to be combined with any other offer. Additional charges may apply for out of area installations. Discounts not available on GoSafe.

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