Philips introduces new Lifeline product to help seniors age in place


Royal Philips Electronics  introduced a new product in home healthcare which uniquely combines the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service into a senior-friendly cordless phone. With Lifeline, seniors will have peace of mind knowing that access to help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the simple push of button while staying connected with their friends and families.  Philips Lifeline is the only medical alert service to offer a senior-friendly cordless phone option.

The Philips Lifeline Cordless Phone Communicator is designed to support the independence of seniors with limitations in dexterity, vision or hearing. It is designed to be:

  • easy to dial, with large buttons for seniors with dexterity and vision challenges,
  • easy to read, with large, high-contrast displays for caller ID and dialing, and
  • easy to hear, with excellent sound quality, and extensive volume range.

Rob Goudswaard, vice president, Product and Service Innovation, for Philips Lifeline says, The Philips Lifeline Cordless Phone Communicator demonstrates the value of learning about the needs of elders, and incorporating these insights into solutions that provide sense and simplicity. People don’t want technology for technology’s sake—they want simple solutions designed around their needs. This is especially true of the elders we serve.