Choosing a Medical Alert Alarm System


If you are in the market for a Medical alarm System then you already know that the decision can be somewhat overwhelming. With so many different choices in the industry it can be difficult to decide which alarm system will be the best fit for you or a loved one. Unfortunately there is not a ‘one size fits all’ unit out there because each individual’s needs are unique. We want to help you narrow down your search and find the correct alarm system for you.

There are two things you need to look at when choosing a medical alarm system: dependability and cost.

Here are a few tips to help you in the search:


The main reason for having a medical alarm unit is so that when an accident happens you can for sure get help–Uncertainty that your alarm system will work when needed should never be a factor.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before purchasing your unit personal alarms for the elderly.

Does your medical alarm have a backup battery in case of a power outage?
Is it loud enough that you can hear it throughout the house?
Is the pendant waterproof?
Is it comfortable and easily worn 24 hours a day?
How often is your alarm tested (daily, monthly, etc)?
Does it come with a warranty?
Does the company offering the service offer technical support?
Does the company offering the medical alarm unit use a UL listed monitoring center?

Cost & Contract

One thing that you should know is that you do not have to pay A LOT to have exceptional care. You should shop around and find who has the right product along with the most affordable rates. The monthly rate shouldn’t cost you more than a dollar a day.

Does the company lock you into a contract when you sign up?
How long is the contract and what are the terms to get out of the contract?
Are there any setup fees such as activation, installation, and shipping?
What payment plans are allowed.
Is there a money back guarantee?
Are there additional costs aside from the monthly monitoring fees?

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