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Personal Emergency Response Systems

A Personal Emergency Response System shall mean a stationary or portable electronic device used in the waiver participant’s place of residence which enables the waiver participant to secure help in an emergency.  The system shall be connected to a response center staffed by trained professionals who respond upon activation of the electronic device.  The system shall be limited to those who are alone for parts of the day and who have demonstrated mental and physical capability to utilize such a system effectively.

A Personal Emergency Response System shall consist of installation and testing of the Personal Emergency Response System as well as monthly monitoring performed by a response center.

Applicable limits, if any, on the amount, frequency, or duration of this service:
Monitoring is limited to 1 unit/month (12 units per year) maximum.

 

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