==> One button press instantly calls three Numbers and delivers an emergency message.
We feature personal alarm systems for seniors and personal safety alarm and patient monitoring systems.
Medical Alert devices you’re likely to see advertised have a long history in the industry or common use. Two things to keep in mind:
- Monitored systems have monthly fees that can vary from product to product and may also have other fees, variable contracts, minimum commitments, and complicated return policies.
- Call response varies, as according to representatives from nine companies surveyed, call centers are based in our outside the U.S. or Canada, and dispatchers take only one emergency call at a time.
- Look for Quality. We show below an analysis of customer experience with our recommended low-cost device which shows an overwhelmingly positive response from the first 30 days to a lifetime use.
Considerations (recommended device)
- No Monthly Fees – Bills or Contracts
- 2 Panic Buttons Included – 1 Wrist Panic Button and 1 Necklace Panic Button
- Instantly calls up to 3 phone numbers & plays your personalized emergency message.
- Pacemaker Safe – 100 Foot Range –
- WaterResistant Wrist Panic Button (You can shower and bathe with it).
- Uses Normal Phone Line, Can also use Cell Phone with Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately)
- Low cost
Three other Important Tips:
- Check return policies carefully if you have hearing loss. If you have hearing loss, you’ll need to be able to set a device’s volume high enough to hear the person on the other end of the line without a hearing aid. This is can generally be tested only after purchase, so you may want to consider a system that’s easy to return.
- Ask for a deal. When you contact a manufacturer, you may want to ask for a better price than the one that’s listed. Several companies told us they allow their salespeople to offer discounts.
- Be careful about buying for others. If you’re buying a medical alert system for a loved one, experts recommend asking which kind of product the recipient thinks he or she would wear and use, and which features are desired.
Do not forget this:
- We are talking about patient safety here. This site refers to a very inexpensive device that will solve the problem for most people, but not everyone.
- The difference between this type of device and the classic cell-enabled device can be as much as $900 the first year and $360/year after that.
- However, you must decide if the patient’s condition warrants the extra cost for the convenience of anywhere/anytime coverage as opposed to the home-based systems we show here.
- We have found that the very low cost for the home-based system makes it easy for a patient to adopt and frequently makes the difference in extra safety.