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)  New February 1st:  Monthly Service Fees reduced to $15 ($3 for Medicaid Recipients)


  • Provides a PERS unit and waterproof pendant or wrist band  New February 1st:  Mobile Phone Units for $15/month and Fall Dectioned Units for $25/mo.