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A PERS, also called a Personal Response System (PRS), Emergency Response System (ERS), or medical signaling device is an answer to the need for both security and independence.  It is a simple way to call for help from a friend, relative, or emergency services (police, fire department, or ambulance).  If a user needs help, he simply presses a button, which sends a message into an emergency response center.  Information about his medical history and names and phone numbers of contact people is quickly available.  The emergency response center will talk with the user to determine the reason they were contacted, and will respond appropriately.

Click here for a list of companies that offer this service. Companies who sell this product are listed under “Medical Alarms” in the yellow pages of the phone book.

Erie County Senior Services may be able to assist with funding of this service, if it is part of our recommended care plan...Call us at 858-8526.