A Guide to the Best Medical Alert Systems of 2018
Medical alerts are one of the most popular ways to give seniors a chance of staying independent and secure at home for longer. Almost all of our medical alert solutions offer at home and on the go solutions which are easy to install, and work with or without a landline. They are made to connect users to senior-friendly trained staff centers who are UL certified and able to dispatch emergency services as well as contact family and friends. But what makes them unique? Here’s a quick guide to our top medical alert systems:
With Medical Guardian, you start with a free risk assessment which should tell you whether you need a medical alert system and which one suits your medical needs and lifestyle. Experts in the monitoring centers will hold onto your medical details, making this system great for those at risk of a medical emergency. With built in fall detection they are also a perfect choice for seniors living alone. The systems range from $30 per month to $50 per month, but there is a considerable fee for lost or damaged equipment.
Medical Alert offers a competitive system. Their products come from a business that has excellent ratings from the Better Business Bureau. Although prices may be slightly higher for a Medical Alert system, you pay for what you get and you can also cancel service at anytime if you no longer want or need alert monitoring.
LifeStation boast a system which will cost you under $1 a day, and then offer competitively priced add-ons for those who need them. The extras include lockbox, additional help buttons for other areas of the home, and pendants for other members of the family. They offer automatic weekly testing which makes them a good choice for less able seniors or those who may forget to test the system themselves.
MobileHelp was one of the first nationwide mobile medical alert systems on the market using the AT&T cellular network. Using this network means that no landlines are needed for any of their products. Each plan covers 2 seniors for the price of 1, assuming they live in the same household. All buttons and devices are 100% water resistant. MobileHelp's pricing is competitive and it's service is top-of-the-line.
A leading security company for nearly 150 years, ADT Health has developed a medical alert monitoring system that can watch out for you at home or on the go.
There are three levels of service available - from the basic plane that is in-home only and requires a landline, to the on-the-go plan that includes a mobile device and does not require a landline. Plans include home temperature monitoring and at any point when you press the button on the base unit or mobile pendant you will be immediately patched through to a senior-sensitive trained expert.
All medical monitoring systems come with an unconditional warranty and no matter which plan you purchase, you can add fall detection for an additional small monthly fee.