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American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles Working With Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to Help Seniors Stay Independent
Date:4/30/2010

r man-made disasters -- 24 hours a day. Last year, the chapter trained more than 100,000 people in vital life-saving skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please visit www.RedCrossLA.org

About Philips Lifeline

Part of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Philips Lifeline is the leading medical alert service, dedicated to helping give seniors more confidence and peace of mind to live independently in their own homes. The Lifeline service is offered by more than 3,000 healthcare and community organizations and provides services to more than 700,000 subscribers.  

(1) CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Fact Sheet on Falls. http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html. Original Study as noted in CDC report: Hausdorff JM, Rios DA, Edelber HK. Gait variability and fall risk in community–living older adults: a 1–year prospective study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001;82(8):1050–6.

(2) U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Interim State Population Projections, 2005.  Interim State Projections of Population for Five-Year Age Groups and Selected Age Groups by Sex: July, 1 2004 to 2020.

(3) CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Fact Sheet on Falls.

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