Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right medical alert company for yourself or a loved one doesn’t have to be an intimidating decision. We want you to have all the information you need to make the right choice so you can get started enjoying the benefits of your medical alarm system today. Below are some of the most common questions people have about medical alert companies. We are glad to answer any other question you might have. Call 1-800-668-9200 to speak to a representative.

Who Needs a Medical Alert Device

My elderly parents live with me – why would they need a medical alert system?

Even If your older parents live with you, you cannot always be there, especially if you work long hours or occasionally have to leave them alone for long periods of time. A emergency call system provides peace of mind for everyone.

What type of personal alert devices are available?

There are several different product options that might be right for you:
• The cellular medical alert home base system plugs into a landline phone jack
• The cellular home base system connects wirelessly to AT&T cell towers
• The GPS-enabled Mobile Alert device also connects to AT&T cell towers but is intended to be more portable
• The Fall Alert system works in conjunction with the cellular home base system and is equipped with automatic fall detection technology

Who is the senior alarm service right for?

Our emergency call button for elderly is right for seniors, or people of any age who are:
• Living alone, or are alone for long periods of time throughout the day
• Have a medical condition that could require immediate medical attention (such as epilepsy, seizures, strokes, heart conditions),
• Are recovering from a major surgery, a fall, heart attack, or hip replacement.
• Are hard of hearing or may not be great at communicating with 911 in an emergency
• Enjoy living independently and want to remain in their home

How do I sign up for medical alert service?

Just call our toll free number, 1-800-668-9200. A knowledgeable representative will answer all your questions and get you started right away.

Equipment and Installation

How much does the equipment cost?

There is no charge for the equipment. We send you our state of the art medical alert base station and senior alarm button at no cost.

How can I wear my medical alert button?

Each client has the choice of wearing their water-resistant senior alarm button as a necklace or wristband. Please tell your representative which way you’d prefer to wear it. Typically, most women prefer to wear it around the neck as an emergency alert necklace. Most men like to wear it around the wrist as a medic alert watch.

Will someone come to install my quick response landline Medical Alarm?

Setup is so easy, there is no need for anyone to come to your home. Simply plug the base station into a standard telephone jack and press the button to verify that you are connected to the monitoring station.

Is the installation process different for a cellular Medical Alarm device?

Yes. The cellular base system does not need to be plugged into a phone jack. It wirelessly connects to AT&T cell towers in your area. You do, however, have to plug the base into a power outlet.

How does fall detection technology work?

Medical Guardian’s Fall Detection technology uses accelerometers and barometric pressure meters to constantly monitor a change in velocity. All it takes is a drop of 18 inches for the device to detect that a fall has occurred. There is always a chance that the System may fail to operate properly. The Fall Detection Pendant does not detect 100% of falls. If Client is able, Client should press your help button on Fall Detection Pendant in the event of an emergency.

The Medical Guardian Service

Can I take the Medical Guardian service with me when I go on vacation?

Yes, our system is portable and easy to re-install. Whether you more than one residence or if you move permanently to a new address, all you need to do is notify the monitoring center of your new location. And with our portable Mobile Alert system you don’t even have to plug anything in! Just grab and go.

Can more than one person be protected at the same location?

Yes, simply request an additional alert button. Your monthly monitoring fee remains the same.

Is Medical Guardian service available in my area?

Yes, we are a medical alert company that covers the entire nation-ALL 50 States. If you have a cellular home base system or the Mobile Alert you can check to see if there’s coverage in your neighborhood by visiting the AT&T website and entering in your address:

What if I lose power at my house? Will I still be protected?

Yes. Each one of Medical Guardian's medical alert systems is designed with this in mind—your system comes standard with a backup battery, which will ensure that you remain fully protected in the event of a power outage. The length of backup battery life varies by system:

· Classic Guardian has a backup battery life of 32 hours

· Home Guardian has a backup battery life of 30 hours

· Mobile Guardian stays charged for a full 24 hours before needing to be recharged

· Premium Guardian stays charged for a full 36 hours before needing to be recharged

Will the service cover my entire home?

Yes, our state of the art equipment is guaranteed to work in a 3000 square foot home. If our operators are unable to communicate with you, they will automatically send medical assistance.

What if I am unable to speak to the operator? Will I still receive help?

Yes. If you are unable to speak to the operator for any reason, we will automatically send medical assistance to your location. With our Medical Alert Company, our operators will stay on the line with you until help arrives at your home.

Will my system work outside in the yard?

Yes, the signal range can cover a large front and back yard area. Emergency help will automatically be sent if our operators are unable to establish communication with you. An important point to remember when obtaining senior alarms systems for you or a loved one is that many falls do happen not only inside the home but in the yard or driveway.

Do I have to sign a contract to start service?

There is no long term commitment or termination fee. This is a very important point to keep in mind because when doing a medical alert systems comparison you will see a wide range in contract length. Many medical alert companies have anywhere from a 1 to 3 year contract, with us there is NO long term contract!