HVV Lifeline is a medical alert, sometimes called a medical alarm, sometimes called a personal emergency response service. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the touch of a button. The Lifeline Personal Help Button connects you to a trained personal response associate. The Associate will make voice contact, review the individual's personal and medical file, access the situation and send the help to meet your needs. Follow up will ensure the help you needed arrived. Then the associate will notify your family and doctor(s) that you designated when you signed up.

Lifeline, the leading medical alert servce, has helped over 6 million seniors and their familys through the years, currently enabling over 760,000 customers to live with greater independence and dignity in the comfort of their own home. Lifelines committment to quality service has made them an industry leader. Lifeline is trusted and recommended by hospitals, doctors and professional caregivers. Lifeline has been in business for over 30 years. Lifeline offers multiple languages. Lifeline conducts monthly tests. HVV Lifeline offers free local service and free installations. HVV Lifeline donates back to their local community. Lifeline is simple, easy and won't interfere with your daily activities. Let Lifeline be there for a family member or loved one when you can't!
The Lifeline service was introduced into the community by Venice Hospital in 1988. In 1992, the Hospital Aux Volunteers at Venice Hospital took over the operation of the Lifeline service.
Currently the local office is staffed by a paid manager and supported by volunteer installers and office support

  • Falls are one of the most serious health risks among seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than stroke and heart attacks combined
  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury in those people 65 and over
  • 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls. 40% of those hospitalized for hip fracture do not return to independent living and 20% will die within a year
  • More than half (55%) of all falls by seniors take place in the home. An additional 23% occur outside but near the house. Lifeline can intervene in close to 80% of all falls
  • Most falls go unreported, but it is expected that 35-40% of people over the age of 65 fall each year
  • Those who fall are 2-3 times more likely to fall again
  • Many chronic medical conditions place millions more seniors at risk. Cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, diminished hearing and eyesight, and Parkinsons all leave seniors vulnerable to helplessness at home

Call HVV Lifeline Now!
Program Code FL060
Hospital Volunteers of Venice 
540 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285
941-483-7777 | 1-800-266-8359

Our commitment to quality service has made us the industry leader. Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service, Helping you live independently at home

  • Continue living in the comfort of your own home
  • Prompt, caring assistance at the touch of a button - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Increased peace of mind for you and your family