Interfaith Caregivers, Faith In Action in Faribault County
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
301 N Main St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013
Distance: 954 Miles
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.
As an ALERTLINK client, you will receive a personal help button that you may wear around your neck or on your wrist.
* Personal alert system that links you with 24-hour assistance at the push of a button
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.
- 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
Any resident of Faribault County is eligible. In addition, residents of adjacent counties who receive medical care from United Hospital or who are registered clients of Interfaith Caregivers are also eligible.
If you would like to receive this service, or if you would like more information, please call Interfaith Caregivers at (507) 526-4684. If you decide ALERTLINK is right for you, they will schedule an appointment with Interfaith staff who will install the unit, explain how to use it, complete paperwork and answer questions.
The initial installation fee for the service is $35. In addition, you will be billed $25 per month. Your bill will be sent monthly from (and is payable to) United Hospital.
Mobile Alertlink is $40 per month
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday
Faribault and Eastern Martin counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Caregiver Consultant
- Caregiver Support
- Chore Services - Yard Work, Cleaning
- Homemaker Services
- Medical Equipment or Assistive Technology Loan Program
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers
- Support Group - Caregivers, Friendship Cafe
- Telephone Reassurance
- Transportation (Waiver)
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
PH-1800.6260Personal Alarm Systems Definition
Programs that provide electronic equipment which connects frail elderly individuals, people who have disabilities or people at risk of violence from an ex-partner with the police, participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-2000Frail Elderly Definition
Older adults who have a condition that affects their independence and places them at future risk of needing a higher level of care than is currently required.
Individuals are unable to leave their homes because of illness, disability or frailty.