Medical Alert Systems

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Your Personal Care Plan

How to make sure the right help will always be there – a closer look at the personal care plan. What is a personal care plan? When your loved one sets up their Lifeline service, they are asked to complete a personal care plan It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

July 1st, 2020

Caregiver Tips: Technology for Seniors to Connect with Family

One thing that worries many family caregivers – especially those of us who don’t live nearby – is our family members feeling lonely or isolated. “We are social animals and need to have family and tribe and a sense of belonging to be psychologically whole,” says Andrew Duxbury, professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics Read more >>

May 27th, 2020

Family Caregivers Get a Hand from Lifeline

Providing care to someone in need is one of the most selfless things a person can do. Without hesitation and often without compensation, family caregivers provide essential assistance to aging partners and relatives, family members living with disabilities, and others. We know. Many of us at Lifeline are also family carers. That’s why we work Read more >>

August 1st, 2017

Men’s Health Wearables: Medical Alert Bracelets & Pendants

Wearables are all the rage, but these handy devices aren’t just fashionable. When an accident or medical emergency occurs, medical ID and alert wearables play a critical role in men’s health —  getting you the help you need as soon as possible. IDs and alert devices are available in a wide range of styles and Read more >>

January 9th, 2017

5 Ways to Reduce the Financial and Emotional Cost of Caring for Aging Parents

“If we care about someone, it’s going to have a financial impact, an emotional impact, and a physical impact,” admits Chris Cooper, a certified financial planner in San Diego. This isn’t exactly news for most adults who care for their aging parents. But Cooper points out that it is possible to lighten the emotional and Read more >>

May 31st, 2016

An Interview with the Founder of Lifeline

This year, Lifeline’s founding father, the inventor of medical alert systems, turns 90. Gerontologist Dr. Andrew Dibner first came up with idea for the Lifeline medical alert device when wondering what a senior would do if he or she needed help while alone. Since then, Lifeline has continued to innovate, was acquired by healthcare technology Read more >>

April 12th, 2015

A Reflection on Medical Technology: The Evolution of Medical Alert Systems

Any history of medical alert systems begins with the story of Lifeline: how it was founded, its growth and success, and where the company and its products are now. Producers of personal emergency response systems number in the dozens, but their medical technology owes its origins to Lifeline. The History of Lifeline In 1972, gerontologist Andrew Dibner conceived Read more >>

April 9th, 2015

Tips for Caregivers: How to Replace or Recharge the Batteries of Medical Alert Devices

If the senior you care for relies on a medical alert device for their peace of mind, you’ll want to make sure that you and any other caregivers fully understand how it works. It’s especially important to note that these medical alert devices run on battery power if not plugged in, so you want to be aware Read more >>

March 2nd, 2015

Cell Phones vs. Medical Alert Systems: Which Is Better in an Emergency?

Which is better in an emergency, a cell phone or a medical alert system? We will look at the pros and cons of each. You are the final arbiter in our cell phones vs. medical alert systems face off, however, because the best device is the one you’re more likely to use. Cell Phones Many Read more >>

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