Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our friendly knowledgeable staff will answer the phone and assist you as needed.
$34.99 with fall detection included
No, the Senior Safety Devices work independently on cellular service and you are not required to subscribe to a separate service.
We have sales offices located in Wichita, McPherson, Little River, Lyons, Sterling, and Marquette, KS.
Yes. We offer two models. One with fall detection, with the option to turn that feature off. We also offer a device that does not have fall detection, but gets much longer battery life.
Once we receive the paperwork for activation, we will respond and generally have the device activated within 1-2 hours during normal business hours. If submitted outside of business hours, we will do our best to get it activated as soon as possible.
We require the devices to be returned when service is cancelled, unless you purchased the device online from Amazon or Walmart.
No, just the flat rate monthly fee. No taxes or services charges are added on.
No. A landline is not required. It uses cellular towers to communicate with customer support. If your location can receive a cellular phone call, the device will be able to work.
In many states Medicaid covers these devices, check with your state Medicaid provider to see if they cover them.
Only if the person wearing the device is unresponsive or requests emergency response.
Yes, we are happy to update the information so that someone else can use the device.
It varies depending on your location. The manufacturer says “up to 5 days”. 5 days is possible for people in large cities with many cell towers for the device to communicate with. Rural areas with fewer cell towers will get 1-2 days of battery life.
If a user cannot speak or does not respond to specialists after pressing their device button, specialists will check if the device is locating within the user’s home Safespot. If the user is within the Safespot, specialists will dispatch emergency personnel to the user’s home. If the user does not answer specialists and their device is not within the home Safespot, specialists will call the user and emergency contacts to see if contacts are with the user or if they know the user’s location. If no one answers, or if the device does not have fall detection, specialists will send a welfare check to the user’s home, as that is the only known location for the user.
It can be carried in a pocket, or worn on the belt, bra strap, or attached to a purse using the included clip.
No, it cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network or VOIP. The unit uses a cellular connection to the cellular network for all communication to the monitoring center.
No. It has a charging cradle that plugs into an AC wall outlet.
There is an online caregiver portal that allows you to login and check the GPS location and battery level of the device on the Belle+ model. The Sky model has a text-to-find GPS location option.
The manufacturer suggests contacting the pacemaker company and asking them directly on that question, however there are many people with pacemakers that use our devices. In addition, many pacemaker customers prefer to carry the device on their belt. Home&Wellness offers holsters and belt clips.
We have operators from many different backgrounds. If the individual’s language is available in-house, the call will be quickly transferred to the operator who speaks the customers language. If the customers language is not available in-house, the operator will initiate a Language Line service directly through the device. The operator will stay on the line with the customer and the Language Line to send emergency services or loved ones to assist as needed.
If you press the button by accident, simply tell the call center that you are okay and no help is needed. We now offer devices with fall cancel buttons and features.
We recommend once a week.
The Senior Safety Devices work in all 50 states, based off of cellular connectivity.
No, the device is meant to be worn around the neck, or with the included clip.
No, there are no additional charges or cost to activate the device other than what you originally purchased the device for, and the monthly fee for service.
No, but the volume is pretty loud.
You can request activation by filling out the form on our website. The device also comes with paperwork that needs to be filled out before a device can be activated if you do not activate online. This includes emergency contacts, address information etc. The paperwork also includes instructions on how to return the paperwork to us. If you did not receive paperwork, please contact us at 888-851-4291 and we will be happy to get you a new copy
No, it does not require Wi-Fi in your home.