The Buddy System PERS

 

 

Buddy System PERSWith a Home Buddy Medical Alert System, help is available at the touch of a button.  Peace of mind, security, and confidence to maintain your independence can be yours with our affordable and easy to use Buddy System (Medical Alert System). With Home Buddy there are no long term agreements, no hidden charges, and there is never any equipment to purchase.

 

Home Buddy encourages clients to press their buttons for any reason, not just medical emergencies. Is there a stranger at the door? Push the button and we will listen while they answer. Walking into a dark house or startled in the middle of the night? Press the button and talk to our friendly care center staff.  

 

With Home Buddy there are never any hidden fees:

  • No cost for service calls
  • No cost for button pushes
  • No cost for lost pendants
  • No cost for equipment upgrades

 

Features

  • Waterproof personal help button
  • Strong two-way voice communicator
  • 300 ft. range (depending on environment)
  • Auto-self testing with an inactivity timer
  • Wellness checks available
  • Rechargeable backup battery 

 

Why Use a Medical Alert System?

  • Are you at risk of falling or nervous about being at home alone?
  • Is it important for you to continue living in your home independently?
  • Is your caregiver having difficulty finding time for him or herself?
  • Have you been hospitalized or required emergency medical assistance?
  • Do you require help with balance or walking?
  • Do you require help with daily activities?
  • Are you home alone for several hour, day or night?
 

How does it work?

Push Button

1. Simply Push your button

Friendly Call Center

2. Talk with the friendly call center over the speaker in your home

Help Arrives

3. Help Arrives

Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I use my help button?

You can use your help button any time, no matter what the need!

  • Fallen and just need help up
  • There is a stranger at the door
  • Going up or down a flight of stairs
  • Having a bad reaction to a new medication
  • Fire Alarm is sounding
  • Returning to a dark house
  • Chest Pains/ need medical attention
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Getting mail or newspaper on ice driveway
  • Flooding from a sink or tub
  • Hearing strange noises outside
  • Startled in the middle of the night

 

  • ...Any time you need a Buddy!

Quick Facts

  • Elderly persons who fall are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and eight times more likely to die as the result.
  • Getting help quickly after a fall reduces the risk of hospitalization by 26% and death by 80% (Study by New England Journal of Medicine).
  • Each year more than a third of older adults age 65 and older experience a fall (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
  • If a senior receives help in the first hour, the “golden hour” there is a 90% chance that they will return home.  If a senior does not receive help within six hours, there is a 90% chance they will require a nursing home (www.pioneeremergency.com/senior-falling-information.shtml)
  • Nearly 85% of deaths resulting from falls in 2004 were among individuals 75 years old and older (2005 CDC study).
  • Falls were a major reason for 40% of nursing home admissions.
  • More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States (Hornbrook et al. 1994; Hausdorff et al. 2001).
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma (CDC 2005).
  • The rates of fall-related deaths among older adults rose significantly over the past decade (Stevens 2006).