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Interfaith Caregivers, Faith In Action in Faribault County

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

301 N Main St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013

(507) 526-4684

Website

https://interfaithcaregivers.net/home/alertlink

Service Details

Description

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are electronic devices for older adults and people with disabilities to easily call for help in an emergency.


The person may also wear a portable "help" button to allow for mobility. The system is connected to the user's phone and programmed to alert a response center once the "help" button is activated. The response center is staffed by trained professionals.


Additional Information

ALERTLINK provides a personal help button that you may wear around your neck or on your wrist.
* Personal alert system that links you with 24/7 assistance at the push of a button
* Optional fall detection service


About This Location

If you are on a waiver, Alternative Care or Essential Community Supports (ECS) program, covered costs include: purchase of equipment, installation and monthly service charge.

If you have disability waiver funding, the service plan (based on an assessment of your needs) determines which services are funded through your waiver.

24-hour emergency response equipment like the Personal Emergency Response equipment can be paid for through the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care Program with the service called Specialized Supplies and Equipment. Personal Emergency Response equipment and related services for people on the ECS program are covered as a standalone service.

Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers, the Alternative Care Program, and Essential Community Supports in the Community-Based Services Manual.

If you have waiver funding, the support plan (based on an assessment of your needs) determines which services are funded through your waiver.

Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Faribault County 
    • Martin County 
  • Payment
    • Alternative Care Waiver (AC) 
    • Brain Injury Waiver (BI) 
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) 
    • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver 
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Essential Community Supports (ECS) 
    • Private pay 
  • Waiver Service Specialties
    • Emergency Response System - Installation 
    • Emergency Response System - Monthly Service Fee 

Eligibility

Alertlink service area includes Faribault and Martin counties, and parts of Northern Iowa


Fees

Monthly fee of $25 per month
Mobile Alertlink is $40 per month


Business Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday


Area Served

Faribault County
Alertlink serves Faribault and Martin counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 526-4684

Last Update

3/18/2024

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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