Get to Know PERS: Personal Emergency Response System

If you fell tonight, could you get up? If you were unable to get up, how would you get help? For seniors who maintain a certain level of independence, simple monitoring and installations around the home may be all that are necessary to promote a safe, independent lifestyle. explains how PERS works:

  • A small radio transmitter, a light-weight, battery-powered “help” button, serves as a way to alert when help is needed.
  • When the help button is activated, a console connected to the user’s telephone calls the emergency response system.
  • The emergency response center monitors all calls and implements emergency care.

Examples of Personal Emergency Response Systems:

  • VRI, Inc.

Visiting Angels is here to offer further guidance and suggestions that can give you or your loved one the option to age in place. For more information about home care technology devices, contact us today; reach us in Alameda County at (510) 284-0000 or in Santa Clara County at (408) 735-0977.