Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Linda Howard
Resource Specialist, Seeley-Swan Resource Center 

What is a Personal Emergency Response System? Do I need one?

A Note from Linda


February 7, 2019

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Linda Howard - Resource Specialist, Seeley-Swan Resource Center, 406-541-7688

Dear all,

A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is a device you can wear either around your neck as a pendant or on your wrist like a large watch. Simply put, the purpose of the PERS is to rapidly alert emergency responders to come and help you if you fall and can't get up or if you are in danger.

The main reason people buy them is because they want the peace of mind that someone will come to help them if they are alone and need assistance. Often, the child of an older adult is worried about their parent. They want to know that their parent will be able to get the help they need in an...

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