Questions

Where do you live? OR What is your housing situation?

  • A1: House or Apartment (YES)
  • A2: Independent Living Facility or Senior Living Facility (YES)
  • A3: Assisted Living Facility (YES)
  • A4: Skilled Nursing Facility (NO) 

If you live in a House or Apartment or Facility where you are left alone for periods of time, you will qualify for a device.

If you live in a skilled nursing facility, you would not qualify for a device via your benefits.

Do you live alone?

  • Yes
  • No

Veterans who live alone are qualified for a device.

Even if you don’t live alone, make sure you evaluate how much time you spend alone. If it is significant, you may qualify for a device.

Are you left alone for periods of time?

  • Yes
  • No

If you spend a significant amount of time alone, you may qualify for a device.

Prior to your appointment, determine how much time you spend alone. Have you had any emergencies happen while you were alone? Make sure to discuss this with your doctor.

If you are prescribed this device, you will have to wear the device daily to increase your safety. Do you agree with this?

  • Yes
  • No

To ensure that your device assists you, you must wear it 24/7. Before making an appointment, determine if this is something you are willing to do.

Will you be able to set up your medical alert device by yourself? 

  • Yes
  • No

If you feel like you can set up your device by yourself or with a family member, each PERS unit comes with instructions to help you.

We have dedicated customer support to assist with any needs you may have, call 800-519-VETS (8387) or visit our Customer Support page.

Do you have a friend or caregiver to assist you in the setup of the device?

  • Yes
  • No

If you do not have a caregiver or friend to set up your unit, LogicMark also offers device setup assistance. Please call customer support, at 800-519-VETS (8387) to learn more.

Do you have a current or chronic diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension, seizures, or syncopal/pre-syncopal events?

  • Yes
  • No

If you have one of the above conditions you may qualify for a free device through your veterans benefits. There are other ways to qualify, these are not the only conditions.

Are you at risk of falling or do you have a history of falls?

  • Yes
  • No

Even if you have never had a severe fall, a PERS device can be lifesaving if you are losing your balance or are less active.

Do not live in fear, be honest with your healthcare provider if a fall or the chance of having a fall is making you increasingly nervous.

Do you have a cellphone you can use for emergencies?

  • Yes
  • No

Having a cellphone may prevent you from being eligible to receive a PERS device.

However, in times of emergency you may not be able to reach or use your cell phone. Be honest with your doctor if this is a concern and express that you feel as though your cellphone may be inaccessible or difficult to use in an emergency.

Can you use your cell phone confidently in the event of an emergency or fall?

  • Yes
  • No

If you can confidently use your cellphone in the event of an emergency, you will not qualify for a PERS device.

Reflect on your ability to use it in an emergent situation and if the push of a button is more of comforting concept. If your phone were to become stuck in your pocket or underneath you, a PERS device will be able to send help in the push of a button.

Do you have a chronic medical condition or diagnosis requiring immediate medical attention, in times of emergencies or “flare-up” events?

  • Yes
  • No

A serious medical condition or prior hospitalizations will immediately qualify you for a PERS device. Be candid with your VA Healthcare Provider, as they determine if you will benefit from a device.

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