Lifeline Personal Emergency
Relish and prolong the independence of living at home. You can feel secure knowing that help is a 24 hour personal response and support service. The lightweight, waterproof help button works in tandem with a small device installed in your home. When you push the button, a Lifeline operator will alert a designated friend or family member that you need help, or will dispatch an emergency crew if necessary.
Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Introduces Lifeline with AutoAlert
Lifeline with AutoAlert not only provides all of the benefits and functionality of our standard service, but it also provides subscribers with an added layer of protection. Lifeline with AutoAlert automatically places a call for help if a fall is detected and the subscriber cannot press his or her Personal Help Button (PHB) because they are disoriented, immobilized, or unconscious after a fall. Additionally, Lifeline with AutoAlert can help support earlier intervention in cases when someone falls, cannot get up from the fall, and chooses not to summon help immediately. Lifeline is the only medical alert service that offers the AutoAlert option.
Please watch "How the Lifeline Personal Emergency Responce System works?" video:
The Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System is provided by the Senior Health Department of Virginia Hospital.
My mother, who is 84 years old and still independent, had some fainting spells in late January. It was fortunate that family members were with her at the time, but the thought of what could have happened if she had been alone was terribly distressing. Two days later, we had the Lifeline medical alert set up in my mother's home. It is obvious that everyone at Virginia Hospital Center Lifeline strives to create a comforting, empowering experience for their subscribers. My mother recently shared with me that she no longer feels alone. — Carole M.
Philips Lifeline Mobile App for Caregivers
Virginia Hospital Center is introducing a free mobile app that helps caregivers organize care for their loved one, especially when there are multiple family caregivers, volunteer organizations, jobs, and schedules to work around. This free tool from Philips Lifeline helps them handle all the coordination without the continual back-and-forth of phone calls and emails they currently face.
Right on their smartphones, the families can:
- See at a glance who’s doing what, and which tasks still need volunteers
- Move the tasks they’re responsible for into their calendars and set reminders
- Keep track of their loved one’s medical appointments, expenses, and errands
- Organize grocery shopping and meal prep, housework, other volunteers, visits, and more!
To download this to your smartphone, please click here for instructions for your iPhone or Android devices.
Virginia Hospital Center Lifeline Assistance Fund
Many of the community's "at-risk" members are unable to afford the Philips Lifeline system. With this in mind, in 2009, Virginia Hospital Center's Senior Health Department in partnership with the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, developed The Lifeline Scholarship Fund to help "in-need" seniors pay for Lifeline and remain in their homes with confidence and safety. Every contribution, regardless of size, makes a difference.
To make a tax deductible contribution to the Lifeline Scholarship Fund, please visit our on-line giving page and indicate LIFELINE in the gift designation box. You may also mail your contribution to:
Virginia Hospital Center Foundation
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703.717.GIFT (4438)