Yes, PERS devices do in fact work outside the home. This is a solution that is also overlooked. GPS PERS relies on Cellular network coverage so members can travel anywhere at any time with a GPS PERS. So in the event your member is gardening in their backyard or going for a walk in the park, they’ll be covered in the event of an emergency.
As we know, falls can occur when they’re least expected. Anything from seizures to fainting are common reasons why someone may fall. PERS can help with it’s Fall Detection Capability! All PERS devices are equipped with a sensor that can detect when a fall occurs. This is a great alternative in the event a member is at HIGH RISKFalling is common among the aging but it does not have to be normal. Together the Service Coordinator community with AMA PERS devices can make a huge impact. Let’s Start with our Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This YEAR September 18-24, 2022! Its Fall Y’all is not meant to be literal. But when they happen, AMA can be a great ally for service coordinators.