Personal Emergency Response Systems

 

 

When is it time for a

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)?

 

 

Falls are not the only reason for benefiting from a PERS

 

  • Are you alone several hours a day

 

  • Have you fallen in the past year

 

  • Do you have a chronic aliment - heart disease, stroke, etc.

 

  • Are mobility and balance an issue - use of a cane, walker or other device to help with balance and walking

 

  • Are you a recent widow and concerned about your safety

 

  • Would you and your family benefit from the peace of mind a PERS could provide

 

 

What happens when the button is pushed?

 

  • A trained professional will respond promptly and take action based on your prior instructions.  They will:

 

  • Talk to you over a speaker system (it's OK if you have pushed it by accident)

 

  • Notify a family member of your situation

 

  • Have a neighbor check in on you

 

  • Dispatch emergency personnel

 

 

Cost to seniors through Platte County Senior Fund

 

  • Installation - $25

 

  • Monthly Service Fee - $17  ($5 for Medicaid Recipients)

 

  • Provides a PERS unit and waterproof pendant or wrist band

 

  • NO CONTRACT REQUIRED