As technology continues to innovate each year, so do the improvements in medical alert systems. These advancements in medical technology help those with certain medical conditions or disabilities to live as independently as possible, knowing they can get help if needed.
For instance, with 3 million Americans affected by epilepsy, using a medical device could help them to live a more active life, knowing help isn’t far away.
What's more, many people later in life suffer from health conditions which can affect their standard of living.
Many devices offer a range of options to suit an individual’s needs and to minimize the restrictions on their day to day life.
1. Medical Guardian
This is one of the highest-rated alert systems at present on the market. With pricing starting at $29.95 a month, this device supports over 200 languages and doesn’t require a long-term contract. It’s perfect for short-term medical conditions or people who don’t want to commit to a contract. The only commitment is a 90-day service agreement.
Depending on the plan you choose, the device can detect falls either at home or outside, and alert the emergency numbers and family members on a contact list.
With an optional mobile plan to use the GPS, the power lasts for up to 32 hours per charge and, with easy installation to boot, it’s clear to see why this is such a popular alert system.
2. LifeFone At Home
One of the great things about this system is that there is no need for a landline with the home cellular package, which starts at $30.95 a month. This is perfect if you’re reasonably able to get around the home but tend to struggle when out and about. Otherwise, you can opt for the Home and On-the-Go package for a little more assistance.
You can also subscribe to extra services such as daily check-in calls, medication reminders, and location services.
3. Bay Alarm Medical + GPS Medical Alert
The monthly subscription for this starts at just $19.95, with no long-term contract required and with monthly, quarterly or semi-annual payment options to choose from. If you’re looking for a medical system for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this device can send you (or another contact) an alert if they leave a certain area, making it easier to find them if they happen to get lost or become disoriented.
4. Mobile Help
Mobile Help is another popular choice for medical technology. With coverage in all 50 states and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, this wearable device offers two-way communication, a 1000-foot range from the base unit and up to 600-foot range outside the home.
Mobile services are optional for extra peace of mind when away from home. GPS tracking helps to locate the wearer if needed.
Like many of the medical devices mentioned here, the wristbands and pendants are waterproof. The monthly charges vary depending on the package but are quite reasonable with several payment options. Fall detection is available too, although at an extra charge.
5. ADT Health
While rating a little lower than some of the other devices, this is still A+ rated – and from a business that has operated for over 140 years from around 200 locations across the US and Canada.
Home temperature monitoring is included too, and panic pendants are optional. While some features are limited, there is the option to pick and choose from available services to match your exact needs.
For any of these or similar devices, it’s always best to check the prices and options to suit your needs. Some are easier to use than others, but they are all designed to get help easily and therefore will be easier to use than most technology, even for technophobes.