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How do I tell my dad that he needs a PERS, Personal Emergency Response System?

Hello. My name is Terry Scott, MCP with Electronic Caregiver. I'm really a "Fall Consultant" who educates people on how to avoid falls and assists them in being protected before any occurrence happens. In my line of work, I'm often  Sometimes it's harder for me to help my friends to help their parents with these devices.  One close friend feels she cannot "convince" her dad about having a unit. "  i believe its a good thing but trying to convence my dad is another thing" Here is my reply:  (Friend's Name) , you are not the "Lone Ranger" in this; almost everybody whose father now happily has one of these units had the "talk" during this role reversal stage of life. Whether it is easy or not, you may have to say, "Dad, you won't be driving anymore", or "Dad, you can't live at home anymore" and "Dad, I can't stand knowing if you are safe living alone anymore" is included. I've h

Protected when falling at independent living facilities

 The Journey Begins…  Campus of Go Ye Village The community’s journey with Electronic Caregiver began with Tony Ward, Campus Director of Operations and Independent Living. He decided to bring Electronic Caregiver to Go Ye Village after purchasing the company’s medical alert device for his mother-in-law, Esther Stallings. This was the beginning of Go Ye Village and Electronic Caregiver’s partnership. Esther’s Options Around 2012, Esther, then a resident of Go Ye Village, needed to replace her old personal emergency response system (PERS). The company she previously bought her PERS device from had gone out of business. So, her family started looking for a new system. That’s when Tony came across a brochure for Electronic Caregiver, a health technology and services company. Electronic Caregiver offers medical alert devices and other digital healthcare solutions. Electronic Caregiver helps protect residents of assisted or independent living facilities across the country. Our company’s adva

What is the average time someone is on the floor without help?

 I’m also an advocate for our seniors. More than one out of four older people fall each year , many are over 65 and if they are able to get up, they don’t tell their loved ones or doctor that they fell. Then they fall again and the average time they are on the floor or outside without someone finding them is sixteen and a half hours. By then if they do get up, their lifestyle and lifespan are decreased greatly. With my own business, help can be just minutes away when someone falls, has a home intruder, is attacked by an animal or someone in the community. isn’t just for moms anymore; it’s for our children coming home from school, our daughters going away to school, and many other scenarios. I am an advocate for the safety of all. If you are interested in knowing about the variety and affordability of our systems, (we exclusively recommend those by Electronic Caregiver (ECG) please visit our website:  When visiting be sure to cont

History of Personal Emergency Response Systems

   Invite author and speaker Terry (Ter) Scott to speak at your event or for your organization. Please use our contact form on this page to request details.  Enjoy the first chapter of my book Don't Fall for Anything below.  Do Not Fall For Anything Introduction and  Chapter One, History of Personal Emergency Response Systems Introduction I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “If you  don't  stand for something, you'll fall for anything” which can mean a lot of things but for me, it means that I  stand  for helping others “ not  to fall”. I was introduced to this industry a few years back when I became an installer for a well-known company that manufactured PERS units, Personal Emergency Response Systems. These were units about the size of a small toaster that sat on a counter somewhere in the “center” of the home where a person spent most of the day, with the person wearing a wristband or neck pendant that they would push in the event of a fall or  any  emergency.

Always Connected Care Promotes others in the Care Community to Complete the Circle of Care

  Dear healthcare professional, I’m contacting you because I would like to promote your business. My name is Terry Scott and I am the Connected Care Coordinator for the Twin Ports area and advocate for all safety concerns for every age of our community citizens, but mostly the senior population in the prevention of falls. The CDC states that "falls" are common and costly, especially among Americans age 65 and older. Plus, every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. I am a Master Care Partner (MCP) with Electronic Caregiver®, one of the fastest-growing health and safety monitoring companies in the U.S. "Electronic Caregiver® is focused on developing and participating in research efforts that support improved outcomes across the healthcare continuum, especially in medical alert systems and fall alert. Working closely with doctors, providers, and caregivers by

Linked Caregiver monitoring service for your child, mom, dad for 24/7 safety.

AARP recently featured Electronic Caregiver in an article. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.    •  Electronic Caregiver's Premier , what the company calls a “mobile security and care support system,” is a   wrist device   that includes activity monitoring; an emergency button; a GPS locator to make the system useful to more than homebound clients; and medication reminders. It's linked to a Family Caregiver App to keep loved ones in the loop. The device is free with a monthly subscription that costs $40 to $60 a month, depending on the level of monitoring. CHRISTINA IANZITO, AARP Electronic Caregiver's Premier wrist device includes a GPS tracker. The Las Cruces, New Mexico-based company's president, Joseph Baffoe, says that unlike the 30-year-old, reactive medical alert systems ("I've fallen, and I can't get up!"), “this is predictive and preventive. That's the future of health care." I would love to answer all of your qu