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					PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM
FACT SHEET
By simply pushing a button, you can get emergency help 24 hours a day. A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) consists of a base unit that is connected to your existing phone line and a small "button" unit. You wear the button as a necklace or a bracelet. Some are worn on your belt. What happens when I push the button? The unit automatically dials the emergency response center for you. The operator will notify whoever is on your emergency contact list. Your list may include family, friends, neighbors or even 911. What if I accidentally push the button? The emergency response center operator will call you and ask if you need assistance. Simply tell her no help is needed. How much does it cost? There are several companies offering Personal Emergency Response Systems in Ontario County.
All programs are made possible by funding provided through the Administration on Aging, NYS Office for the Aging and the Ontario County Office for the Aging.

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Doyle Security & Medical Monitoring (585) 461-6566 or 800-664-7613 Installation Fee: $0 Monthly Fee: $26.00 ______________________________ Finger Lakes Home Care/VNS (800)766-3924 ext# 4001 Installation Fee: $25.00 Monthly Fee: $34.00 ____________________________ Life Line/Geneva General Hospital (315) 787-4180/4875 Brenda Van Kouwenberg/Programs Coordinator Installation Fee: $50.00 Monthly Fee: $34.00 _______________________________ Link to Care/Thompson Hospital (585) 394-7471 Installation Fee: $0 Monthly Fee: $37.00 ________________________________ S & G Security Systems, Inc. (585) 657-6565 or 800-635-5760 Installation Fee: $50.00 Monthly Fee: $20.00 Disconnect Charge: $30.00

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This Fact Sheet provides general information only. Contact the appropriate agency mentioned for information on your individual circumstances.

(585) 396-4040

Ontario County Office for the Aging www.co.ontario.ny.us/aging

(315) 781-1321
08/04/08mh


				
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