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United Hospital District

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

United Hospital District - Blue Earth

515 S Moore St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013-2158

Distance: 966 Miles

(507) 526-4684

Website

https://www.uhd.org/services/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 is a personal response system which links you to 24-hour assistance at the push of a button.


ALERTLINK is simple and effective:
* A small, portable Personal Help Button is worn on a neck chain. If you need help, simply push the button.
* An ALERTLINK console is connected to your telephone line. It sends an automatic call for help when you push your Personal Help Button or the Emergency Bar on the console unit.
* Trained personnel receive your help call and immediately attempt to make voice contact with you. If assistance is needed, they will contact one of your "responders" - nearby friends or relatives. For more serious situations, an ambulance or police will be dispatched for help.


About This Location

If you have a waiver or the Alternative Care 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.

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.

Features

  • Credentials/Qualifications of Enrolled Waiver Providers
    • Home Health Agency 
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Approved by DHS as Meeting State Standards 
  • 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) 
  • Waiver Service Specialties
    • Emergency Response System - Installation 
    • Emergency Response System - Monthly Service Fee 
    • Emergency Response System - Purchase 

Eligibility

Anyone in Blue Earth area (Faribault County)


Application Instructions

Call (507) 526-4684.


Fees

Private pay also available.


Area Served

Faribault, Martin and Blue Earth Counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 526-3273
FAX (507) 526-3621
General Information (507) 526-3273
TDD (507) 526-4411

Last Update

7/8/2020

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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