An app for residents who've fallen and can't get up

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Philips Lifeline App
Philips Lifeline App

Philips just released a one-touch app for seniors who have fallen and can't get up. The Lifeline app is free but carries a $14 monthly subscription cost. Pressing the connect button puts the user in touch with an operator who can connect the person with facility staff, family members or emergency services. The app automatically provides the phone's location, which can greatly reduce response times.

“Today's seniors deserve a mobile solution that affords them the freedom to go and do as they please while being safe,” Kimberly O'Loughlin, general manager for Philips Lifeline, said in a statement. “We're excited to offer seniors an app that allows them to take our trusted service with them and experience life to the fullest, without the worry of getting help should they need it.”

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