Adding Ease To Home Living
As we age, we are prone to things like falls, strokes and other critical medical issues that need quick response. But sometimes it’s hard to get assistance, especially if you are unable to reach a phone to call for help. Medical alert systems are particularly great for the elderly, since they have either an around the neck or wrist wearable device option.
Many systems these days have an enhanced technology that even supports automatic fall detection, for immediate assistance. Medical alert systems provide peace of mind for the elderly, those with on-going medical issues and concerned family members.
Medical alert systems communicate through a monitoring center, which operates 24/7 for rapid response. Operators are on staff to communicate with the wearer and when necessary, they will immediately alert emergency personnel of a medical emergency.
These systems have been responsible for saving the lives of many indivudals who may not have not have had the chance to receive critical help from others in dire situations.
Wanting to find the right medical alert system for you or a loved one? We recommend the following products:
The Philips LifeLine GoSafe is a truly dependable medical alert system. It comes with two different options: a landline ($54.95/month) and a wireless option ($64.95). The thing to keep in mind is that regardless of which option you choose, there is an additional one-time device fee of $149.
A landline-connected device is $29/month; a cellular connection is $39/month and a Mobile GPS Help Button is $29/month. Prices may vary, depending on whether or not the semi-annual and quarterly options are selected. The prices stated above are for the month-to-month option. Keep in mind that there is also an $80 equipment fee.
First off, the Bay Alarm Medical In-Home Medical Alert system requires some customization and additional add-ons. For example, it supports fall detection, but it must be added (an additional $10/month). There is the option to also add the following: an additional lanyard button, a wrist button, medical alert wall button, lock box and more.
The MobileHelp Duo is for use both inside and outside the home. It is a reliable medical alert system that is more all encompassing, rather than a-la-cart. Cost-wise, it starts as low as $41.95/month but drops to $393.40 if it’s paid for a year of service upfront. There may be an activation fee, however, sometimes there are discounts. The thing to note with the MobileHelp Duo is that it is wireless, so it does not support a landline connection.
Medical Alert comes in several different options: At Home Landline ($32.99/month), At Home No Landline ($37.99/month), and On the Go ($42.99/month). It does provide things like automatic fall detection, but it must be added on as part of a bundle.