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A Buyer’s Guide to
Medical Alert Systems

Choosing a medical alert system can be overwhelming. Not sure where to start? We're here to guide you through the process and help you select the best option for your lifestyle.

Do I need a medical alert system?

Whether you're considering a medical alert system for yourself or a loved one, you may feel like now is not the right time, or simply that the cost is too high. However, when you look at the bigger picture, you may be surprised how liberating and affordable it is to have the protection of a medical alert system.

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70% of people ages 65 and older will eventually need to invest in some form of long-term care.

But with limits to Medicare and Medicaid coverage, plus the high cost of long-term care insurance, you can find affordable peace of mind with a medical alert system.

Unsure About a Medical Alert System?

If you're not yet comfortable with the idea of a medical alert system, you're not alone. Many people have questions, and even objections, at the beginning of the buying process.

Medical Guardian's wearable devices are small, lightweight and discreet. In fact, they're completely invisible when worn under clothing or clipped inside a purse. With its sleek design, the Freedom Guardian looks like a stylish smartwatch, not a medical alert device.

While you may not be concerned about your safety now, accidents and other unexpected health concerns become increasingly likely as we get older. For example, each year 1 in 4 people age 65 or older suffers a fall. After you've fallen once, your chance of falling again unfortunately doubles. Additionally, throwing out your back, unexpected bouts of vertigo, and other accidents are all reasons why having a medical alert system can ensure your safety.

The good news is that 90% of older adults who get help within one hour will be able to return home and resume their lives. Being proactive ensures that if an accident does happen again, the help you need is on the way.

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Medical Guardian devices are designed with all lifestyles in mind. Whether you're relaxing at home, working out at the gym, or visiting your doctor, we have an option to suit your needs.

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Cost is an understandable concern. However, the cost of not investing in a medical alert device can be more devastating than investing in one. Experts refer to the first hour after a fall occurs as the "golden hour." Receiving medical attention during this critical time has been shown to dramatically decrease medical costs and increase survival rates. After the first hour, treatment becomes riskier and is more likely to result in the need for rehabilitation and costly long-term care. For about $1 a day, you and your loved ones can feel the peace of mind that comes with 24-hour emergency response at the push of a button.

Your risk of falling increases with age. However, medical alert devices are helpful for non-emergency uses, as well. You can use Medical Guardian's non-emergency dispatch services at any time. Simply press the button on your medical alert device and connect with our 24/7 monitoring center. This is helpful if you're not feeling well, get stuck and need assistance, have flare-ups of a medical condition, endure an allergic reaction to food or medication, or if something is making you uneasy and you need someone to talk to.

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Cell phones are handy, but they don't replace the need for a medical alert device. Unlike a cell phone, Medical Guardian devices, such as the Mobile Guardian's emergency wrist button, are water resistant, meaning you're protected even while in the shower. Because the devices are worn around the neck or on the wrist, help is always within reach. A single button press activates our medical alert devices, setting them apart from even the most user-friendly cell phone.

While some smartwatches and fitness trackers have safety features, they're not intended for emergency use. From start to finish, the Freedom Guardian was specifically developed for those at greater risk of facing a medical emergency. With a one-touch help screen that connects to 24/7 personalized dispatch and fall detection capabilities, the Freedom Guardian is the premiere device for on-the-go safety and peace of mind. Check out a more in-depth comparison here.

Medical Guardian has been a proven industry leader since 2006 with a long track record of reliability and real-world testing.

We're passionate about our products and proud that so many people choose Medical Guardian to protect their health and freedom. We use our own devices, and trust them to keep our loved ones safe, as well. Should you choose a Medical Guardian device, you become part of our family, a responsibility we do not take lightly. From day one, our success has come from putting our customers first.

Peace of mind, wherever you are on the aging journey

Whether you're living at home without assistance, with the help of an in-home health aid, at an assisted living community, or at a skilled nursing home — a medical alert system provides protection you can't afford to live without.

Find out what type of medical alert system is best for you.

How do I choose a provider?

What to Look For in Medical Alert System Provider

It's important to choose a provider who is prepared to support your needs at every step. At Medical Guardian, we're proud to have offered superior support, products and emergency monitoring since 2006.

Get Access to All the Facts

We want you to be completely confident before choosing a medical alert system. Fill out this simple form to download our comprehensive buyer's guide. You will get a more comprehensive comparison of medical alert options, plus learn the 5 questions you should be asking your provider before you buy.

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Why +200,000 People Trust
Medical Guardian Every Day

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Flexible

Unlike other companies, Medical Guardian doesn't require long-term contracts.

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Transparent

We don't charge equipment, activation, or cancellation fees, and we never will.

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All-in-One

All of our mobile products come standard with free AT&T network connectivity.

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Family Values

We're honored to say that our employees choose Medical Guardian to protect their own families.

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Customizable

Our protection packages are 100% customizable to suit your needs and lifestyle.

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Expert Service

Our Life Safety Consultants will make sure you select the exact device and protection you need.

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Accountable

We're confident you'll love Medical Guardian. But if you don't, we'll issue a pro-rated refund for unused service.

Medical Guardian Alert System Pricing

How much do medical alert systems cost?

Medical Guardian's award-winning alert devices offer a variety of features for different lifestyles and the price of each device depends on which features and add-ons you prefer. You can purchase in-home systems for as low as $27.45 per month or all-in-one systems for $45.79 per month when selecting an annual plan. There are four term options you can choose from, such as Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, or Annual. The most savings are awarded for annual plans.

In-Home Systems
Classic Guardian
Classic
$0.97/day
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Home Guardian
Home
$1.12/day
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Family Guardian
Family
$2.58/day
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On-The-Go Devices
Active Guardian
Active
$1.28/day
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Mobile Guardian
Mobile
$1.61/day
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Freedom Guardian
Freedom
$1.45/day
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How do I Choose the Right Product?

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Selecting a Medical Alert System to Fit Your Lifestyle

It's important to choose a system that meets your unique needs. From in-home systems that provide comprehensive support in and around your home, to on-the-go wearables that protect you while you're out and about, Medical Guardian offers 6 unique products for each and every lifestyle.

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Need help choosing a medical alert system?

We know that finding the right product among all of the different options can be difficult. But by answering just a few simple questions, we'll guide you to the medical alert system that has the exact features you're looking for.

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Which of the following best describes the lifestyle you'd like to maintain?

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Would you like to be able to speak with an emergency operator using the device?

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Would you prefer to wear the device around your neck or on your wrist?

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Would you like a companion app that updates loved ones regarding your safety?

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Would you still like help in the event you're unable to press the button?

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Do you have a landline telephone?

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Is cellular service available in your neighborhood?

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Would you prefer to wear a button around your neck or on your wrist?

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Would you still like help in the event you’re unable to press the button?

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