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Personal Emergency Response

lifeline-linear240pxWhat you can expect from a PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) from Family 1st:

  • 24-hour protection
  • easy to use
  • ergonomically designed system
  • stay in your own home
  • economical
  • piece of mind
  • state-of-the-art equipment
  • built-in speaker phone
  • battery power back-up
  • monitored by professionals

How to use the PERS unit

If you need assistance, whether it be day or night, you can call for help quickly from anywhere in your home. If you need help, push the wrist/necklace transmitter or the large help button on the unit. The system will automatically dial the Monitoring Centre. Our call centre professionals can hear you through the microphone on the unit.

If you have an emergency, you can let them know that you need help. If you pushed the button by mistake, just press the CANCEL button. If the call still goes through to the call centre, don't worry -just tell the operator you are OK. If you don't respond, help will be sent immediately.

Some additional features of PERS (Personal Emergency Response System):

The unit speaks to you through a built in speaker phone. Volume controls can be found on the bottom of the unit to control the volume of the two way speaker system and the other for the volume of the speaker.  There are easy to use buttons with braille characters. You can answer incoming calls with a push of a button on the transmitter. 

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A personal emergency response system from Family 1st is a proactive step in safeguarding loved ones who live alone. Get in touch toll free at 1-800-565-2021 or email Family 1st at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Clients using PERS