Karrie Scully-Johnston, Caring.com Expert

Karrie Scully-Johnston is a San Diego-based communication supervisor with American Medical Response (AMR), a national ambulance company, as well as the caregiver for her mom.

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Is a personal emergency response system appropriate for a parent who travels? — Oct 19, 2007
Unfortunately,PERS services are designed to work exclusively from home. When the PERS emergency button is pushed, the console automatically connects with the response cente...
What can I do to encourage my dad to wear his emergency response device? — Oct 17, 2007
Tell your dad -- loud and clear -- that this device isn't a punishment, it's a gift that will allow him to live independently, in his own home, for longer. The alternatives...