Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Choose Elderly Medical Alert Systems?

As much as we may want it, we cannot always monitor our senior family members. For peace of mind for all concerned, signing up for an Elderly Medical Alert System is a good solution to a worrisome problem. Following are some steps you can take to be more informed before enrolling in a Senior Medical Alert program.

Pick the Contec Monitor Medical Alert System that's Right for Your Senior's Needs
Get familiar with the different Senior Medical Alert systems.
There are many, many personal medical alert systems on the market, each claiming to be the best elderly alert system. But like most things in life, there is not a one size fits all answer when it comes to senior alerts. With that in mind, get as much information as you can for several medical alert systems.
Take your time investigating Senior Medical Alert systems.
Review all the literature you're given by the medical alert companies, and then read independent reviews and customer testimonials on the alert systems you're most interested in.
Be cost conscious!
But that doesn't mean go with the least expensive company. In fact, if an elderly alert system seems too cheap - beware! Quality monitoring has a cost, and with your senior's health at stake it doesn't pay to be a cheapskate.
Be sure you understand the contract and cancellation/refund policy.
Be Sure the Medical Alert Operators are Well Trained
Before you sign a contract make sure the Elderly Medical Alert system you choose has the following features:
  • The alert system should self test on a weekly basis.
  • Replacement and/or repair service included.
  • 24 hour monitoring - 7 days a week
  • An in-house monitoring center not subcontracted to a third party provider.
  • Trained operators at the monitoring center. Be sure to ask about their medical alert training process.


  1. Choosing a medical alert system is definitely all in the research. Like any important purchase, compare features of many different companies. Charts like these help families view side to side comparisons of current leaders in the medical alert industry based on a number of features available.

  2. These are great tips. I am currently researching medical alert alarms for my grandmother's house. She lives alone and my parents and I worry about her all the time. By installing one of these systems, we all will feel more are ease about the situation. I will have to look at one of the charts you suggested Kristin to compare. Thanks for the help!

  3. Thanks for the insight, been meaning to look for an alert system but didnt know where to start, will start getting familiar with the various medical alert systems.

  4. Interesting! Having an emergency medical alarm system is indeed a useful thing to quickly get help especially if they are living alone. But we may not be knowing the factors to consider while buying such a device. Thanks for your words and it helps a lot.