Definitions for "Personal Emergency Response System"
A devise, carried or worn, that can be activated in an emergency to alert a central location through the phone system. Family, friends, or emergency services are then contacted to check on the nature of the emergency.
A program to protect elderly or ill individuals who are at home alone. The person wears a small device (usually on a chain around the neck) that has a button on it to press in times of emergency (such as falling down, immobilizing pain, heart attack, etc.). This will alert a remote operator, who will check on the individual, contact a neighbor or family member, and contact emergency services if required.
A device, usually a necklace, with a button that can be pushed to notify an individual the client has designated (for example, a neighbor or relative) or an emergency response team that the client needs help.