Falls and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

34. Should I get a personal emergency response system?

If you have problems with balance or dizziness or live alone, you might want to get a personal emergency response system. This service provides a button or bracelet to wear at all times in your home.

If you fall or need emergency medical assistance for any reason, a push of the button will alert the service through the phone system. Emergency medical services will be called. There is a fee for medical monitoring services, but it may be worth the cost.