Personal Emergency Response System
Enjoy Peace of Mind
The Senior Health Department at Virginia Hospital Center is committed to helping older adults live safely and independently in their home. The Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System is a service the hospital offers to help individuals receive immediate assistance in the event of an emergency. Lifeline provides peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As a local program provider since 1991, VHC hospital staff provides hands-on assistance with set-up and maintenance of the Lifeline unit. We are available to answer any questions and provide all support that is needed. Contact us to learn more and discuss your options.
Why Virginia Hospital Center and Philips Lifeline?
“Thanks for the almost six years of excellent service. The Lifeline system worked very well for both of my parents and it was successfully used on multiple occasions.”
- Michael, son of Lifeline subscribers
- Virginia Hospital Center has been nationally recognized for providing unparalleled service to the Metro Region.
- Virginia Hospital Center is the only hospital in the metro region that offers the Philips Lifeline service to patients upon discharge as part of the Safe Transition for Hospital Patients (STHP) program.
- Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Department staff will help you maintain your Lifeline service with one-to-one assistance.
- Virginia Hospital Center continues to be a leader in healthy aging in the community. We continue to develop new services and provide technological advances to help foster aging independently.
More Reasons to Consider Lifeline
“Get one, especially if you are living alone.”
- Gloria, Lifeline subscriber
Help is Available 24-hours a Day
Several options are available to fit your needs. In-home units can be connected to a landline or operate wirelessly. Mobile buttons are also available. With the push of a button, a call to Lifeline’s monitoring center is placed. Your Lifeline operator will contact a designated friend, family member, or contact your local 911. Help is available 24 hours a day.
Auto Alert Fall Detection Service
Falls affect more Americans age 65 and older than heart attack and stroke combined. One in three older adults fall each year, resulting in fatal and non-fatal injuries. Fall prevention programs, such as exercise programs and fall-risk assessments, can reduce the risk of falling and help older adults live longer and more independently. Not all falls can be prevented, however, and about half of older adults who fall cannot get back up without help.
In 2010, Philips Lifeline introduced the patented fall detection service: AutoAlert. Along with the same functionality of their standard service, the AutoAlert provides a fall detection technology built within the Personal Help Button (PHB) and supports earlier intervention. The Philips Lifeline with Auto Alert has proven fall detection built in, and places a call for help if a fall is detected, even if you are unable to push the button.
GoSafe Mobile Help Button
Virginia Hospital Center is delighted to offer the Philips Lifeline GoSafe Mobile Help Button. GoSafe expands the standard service with AutoAlert for both in your home and while you are on the go. The smart button will utilize up to six locating technologies in the event you need help away from home.
The features and technology behind Philips Lifeline’s GoSafe Mobile service.