What is PERS? The Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is a unit designed to alert your family and friends in the event of an emergency.
How does it work? The PERS System connects into your phone line. (You MUST have a land line in order for this system to work.) You will be issued a pendant that you will wear around your neck while home. Senior Services will program three (3) emergency contacts into your PERS Unit. The fourth contact will be 911. In the event that you need to utilize your PERS System, you will push the button on your pendant and it will call your emergency contacts. They will then determine if they need to call 911. In the event that none of your emergency contacts answer the call, the unit will automatically call 911.
Who will install the unit? Douglas County Senior Services will install the unit in your home.
How much does PERS cost? There is a suggested donation of $40 for this unit. Your donation will include the unit, the pendant, the batteries, the installation and any maintenance required on your unit.
How long can I keep the PERS unit? The unit is yours to keep. In the event that you move, you can take your PERS System with you to your new residence and install it there.
If you have further questions regarding the PERS System or would like to have PERS installed in your home, please call Douglas County Senior Services at 775-783-6455.