Safety is a major concern for seniors and a medical alert service can mean the difference between life and death if the event of a fall or collapse. Picking the right medical alert company to get emergency services help is one of the most important choices a senior and their family can make. There's a lot to consider when picking the right medical alert company. So, how do you judge your options and pick the right company and system? We've put together a list of some of the best-selling medical alert services to help make your choice easier. These options can address your specific needs through thorough coverage and the right additional protections that you need.
Showing Top 3 Medical Alert Companies
EDITORS' #1 PICK
Medical Guardian ($29.95 - $49.95/m)
The Medical Guardian service offers a great protection and it has quickly risen to be a big name in the medical alert field. It's a young company and is fluent in new technology, such as a mobile unit that uses GPS and cellular networks to give you help no matter where you go. The setup is simple, especially when adding in fall protection, though units need to be charged regularly.
MedicalGuardian Alert Systems - A Solution for Every Need!
Recent Reviews from Customers:
"So far, so good. I accidently dropped my necklace and fall alert was immediately activated—very impressive." (Peggy Campbell)
"We have been very happy with the unit. Purchased for my 92 year old mother, who wishes to stay independent and in her own home this unit allows her to do that and we are great full for that. Your customer service is great also. Thanks" (BJ Todd)
"I chose the Home Guardian for my dad a month ago. So far, he has not had to use it. I was impressed with the customer service when I ordered it. The rep was very kind and explained how the system worked, explained the 4 models they offered and how they were different from each other. He made it easy to make a decision. He answered my questions promptly and thoroughly. Once we received the product, we plugged it in and called the toll free # to test it out. Everyone was very friendly and very easy to understand. If dad every needed to use it in an emergency, I would feel confident that help would be called right away." (Connie Moldenhauer)
"We've been pleased with the assistance when we set up the unit as well as each time we do a monthly check." (Ginny Kostick)
"Very convenient.I am new widow and live alone . I added fall indicater too. My children are very relieved and remind me to put it on. I spend time now with my son in Kentucky and this was one of the few that could be used in both states." (Wanda Butler)
"Was hoping I would never have to use it but I did. It worked great and I had help in just a few minutes. Everything was dark but the paramedics had no problem getting in and finding me. Now I have confidence in the system." (Ron Larson)
"Very helpful sales person when I had questions. Medical Alert system works as stated in advertising brochures and online. Gives me confidence that my mother has assistance at all times within her reach." (Jan Hilty)
"Everyone has been extremely helpful and patient. This device was purchased for my Grandfather and I am truly great full that he has it." (Ginny Anderson)
"Have not had to use yet..thank you Lord, but customer service has been great answering any questions. Thanks" (Roxanne Sahli)
"My husband and I have faith that when we're in distress that Medical Alert will provide us the necessary help needed. I heard wonderful things about Medical Alert from friends that was the only reason we became customers. We're getting older and just want to be protected when necessary." (Judith Elaine Harris)
"These folks have been fabulous in helping us get set-up with Medical Guardian from the first encounter! My 96 year old, paraplegic dad was reluctant to wear the lanyard until I told him to consider it "dog tags" for WWII servicemen. But, after wearing it a couple of day, he inadvertently sent the alarm (leaning over in his wheelchair to pick up pecans!). After that first "false alarm", he was too proud to use it, and later that day had a sincere emergency when his wheelchair collapsed. Yikes!! This was a bad judgement call on his part! Since that "trial run"… He is more amenable to use the fantastic resources of Medical Guardian!! Thank you! You have his back!! Sincerely, Linda Smith, Texarkana, TX" (Linda Smith)
"The Medical Guardian staff member helping me activate my new Medical Guardian service was patient, knowledgable, and extremely helpful. She answered all of my questions and made sureI was very comfortable with the system and how it worked, as well as how to test the system monthly. I feel much more comfortable when I go upstairs to bed each night. I am so glad I have my Medical Guadian system in place to provide me with assistance whenever I might need help." (Carolyn Corliss)
EDITORS' #2 PICK
LifeFone ($24.95 – $49.95/m)
LifeFone is a simple and straightforward program that adds a lot of coverage options. You can add fall detection, extra help buttons, get 3G unit support and add in fire, smoke and carbon monoxide protection. They also offer helpful caregiver tools, including daily check-in calls, activity assurance, medication reminders and location service. The company is quick to respond to customer needs and there are no installation costs, but you'll need to set up all of the extra alarms yourself. Its unit has a range of 1500 ft., which is among the best in our review, when used with the long-range help button.
LifeFone Medical Alert Systems - A Solution for Every Need!
Recent Reviews from Customers:
"I purchased the Lifefone for my parents and have been extremely pleased with it. It was very easy to install, they understand it and feel safe with it. The times they have had to use it the response was fast and they contacted me and my sister everyone there was very nice and helpful ….I would definitely recommend Lifefone." (Scott M)
"Lifefone has given me peace of mind and I am grateful for their prompt response every time Ive needed them. Its really a life saver…" (Mary M)
"My children purchased lifephone for many years ago. It saved my life twice.. The response is quick efficient and very responsible. this button makes me feel secure. since I live alone.It is my constant companion and I would be afraid without it." (Ruth Hahn)
"Appreciate the helpful customer service at Lifefone. I set up my dad with this service 2 years ago and they've been quick to respond when he needed help, and also have checked in to make sure all of the components are responsive and working properly. It gives peace of mind to know that he will get the assistance he needs quickly, while he is still living on his own most of the time. I'd definitely recommend Lifefone to anyone looking into this type of service." (Dave B.)
"My sisters and I got LifeFone for my Mom after she had a minor stroke. Although she is in good health, she was unsteady on her feet. She lives very far from all of us, in a rural area, and we are all relieved that she has the LifeFone in case there is another stroke or other emergency. The Lifefone staff was very patient with my mom to answer questions. I would highly recommend this service." (Kathy V.)
"The LifeFone operators are very patient with me whenever I push my button. This service has restored my son with peace of mind while giving me back that feeling of independence. I would highly recommend LifeFone to anyone looking for a medical alarm." (Greg M)
"I can't thank Lifefone enough for giving our whole family peace of mind. My mother has been a LifeFone customer for three years and I only have great things to say about their service. Thanks for giving my mother her independence back." (V. Pistone)
"I have my lifefone medical alert device on and it's great. It's very comfortable to wear, and the lifefone operators are always nice and answer my calls quickly." (Margaret)
"I have used LifeFone for over 5 years and am well pleased. There have been multiple occasions when I have had to contact Lifefone via my lanyard due to falls. They can talk with me when I am in any of the rooms in my large condo. Lifefone has enabled me (age 90) to continue living independently." (France E.)
"I have had Lifefone for a number of years and have found them very responsive to calls, quick and helpful in an emergency. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who has need of an alert system. Very easy to put together also." (Irene A)
Prices: $29.95– $51.95/month
MobileHelp is a medical alert company that specializing in providing support if you don't have a home phone line. The service uses AT&T's network and is bare bones, but it is adding new options regularly and working hard to address customer gripes. The mobile system for use outside of your home is one of most senior-friendly and outdoor-friendly devices on the market.