Personal Emergency Response Service
Personal Emergency Response Service (P.E.R.S.)
Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS) meets the need for safety, independence and the ability to remain home. For many senior citizens, there comes a time when emergency assistance is needed in their home. Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS) provides the means to call for help from almost anywhere in the home at the press of a button. With instant access to request a family member, medical attention, local police or the fire department, PERS devices provide senior citizens the confidence for independent living.
The Need for P.E.R.S?
Each year, 16 million senior citizens fall with 10% requiring hospital visits. Sadly, 12,000 of these incidents prove fatal. But with quick attention after a fall, the probability of hospitalization is reduced by 26% and the likeliness of death decreases by more than 80%.
With a PERS device, should there ever be a need for help, a trained operator will respond immediately over a two-way voice communicator. Plus, a listed friend or family member will be informed of the situation.
A PERS device not only lengthens the time a person is able to live on their own, but it is an economical solution to a problem millions of Americans face: how to stretch retirement savings during a time when the average annual U.S. cost of assisted living is $35,616 and nursing home care is more than $75,000.
How P.E.R.S. Devices Work?
A Personal Emergency Response Service connects to Pacific Alarm Systems monitoring company. An around-the-clock call center with the push of a button. Installation is simple and no tools are required. All that’s needed is a working electrical outlet and a live telephone line set-up is that easy!
The emergency transmitter is typically worn on a lightweight necklace, as a wristband, or on a belt clip. When pushed, the transmitter sends a signal to a receiver that’s connected to the home telephone line.
After the button is pushed, a two-way voice communicator built into the receiver will be activated. Advanced technology allows this receiver to be heard and to pick up voices from almost anywhere in the house.
A trained EMERgency24 staff member will announce that they have received an emergency signal. After discussing the situation, a quick evaluation will be made as to whether an ambulance is needed or if a call should be placed to a designated friend or family member.
What is P.E.R.S?
Water-proof transmitters are conveniently worn on a lightweight necklace, as a wrist band or on a belt clip. When pushed, the transmitter sends a signal to a receiver that is connected to the home telephone line. This activates a two-way voice communicator built into the receiver. Advanced technology allows PERS receivers to be heard and to pick up voices from almost anywhere in a house. For larger homes, there are amplifiers that extend the coverage area of the two-way voice communicator. When the signal is received Pacific Alarm Systems monitoring company, a trained operator will announce that they have received an emergency signal. After discussing the situation with the user, a quick evaluation will be made as to whether an ambulance is needed or if a call should be placed to a designated friend or family member. Plus, during emergencies, the operator will stay on the line to provide comfort until help arrives.