A personal emergency response system is designed to help elders live independently. It uses a help-button device, worn as a necklace, bracelet or clip-on that alerts the In-Home Emergency Response vendor that a elder is having problems. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
After the vendor has been alerted, a responder, friend, or relative, chosen by the subscriber, is sent to the caller’s home and 911 is called. Previously, home-bound elders that may have fallen would lie there until someone found them. This service provides peace of mind to home-bound elders and their loved ones.