How to Shop for Emergency Pendants for Seniors

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We know that emergency pendants for seniors can be tough to shop for. There are a lot of add-on services to consider, and the added costs may make you second-guess whether your need. Rest assured that Alert1 has a pendant option for most budgets and lifestyles. If you need a little reassurance in your purchase, you should also know that medical alert pendants have a wider range of applications than home systems, which means broader protection and better emergency service.

What to Look for in Emergency Pendants for Seniors

When researching emergency pendants for seniors, you’ll want to consider several factors. First, think about the cost. Most medical alert pendants entail a recurring rate, typically between $30 and $60 per month. If you’re a budget-minded buyer, we recommend doing a cost comparison to find the best device for your needs. 

Users should also decide whether they want on-the-go protection and fall detection. These services typically come with an added monthly fee, but they may be better suited to you or your loved one’s lifestyle. If you have a history of falling, fall detection may be necessary. If you’re still driving and living independently, on-the-go protection ensures the help you need.

If you’re stuck trying to decide which option will work for you, we’ve included a product comparison chart below. Alert1 products can suit any lifestyle, and our emergency pendants for seniors are perfect for all emergencies. 

 

  Alert1  Life Alert  Lifeline Medical Guardian Bay Alarm Mobile Help 
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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$69.90/mo² $29.95/mo³ $24.45/mo4 $19.95/mo5 $22.95/mo6
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Nationwide Coverage





UL ListedMonitoring center 





Stay on the LineWe stay on the phone until help arrives





Multilingual ProtectionResponders speak over 190 different languages
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Same Day Shipping
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Verizon Service Available for On-the-Go Devices






Thayer CertifiedSafe, fair working environment
   


HIPAA Compliant
 
   
TMA 5 Diamond Certified Command Center Ensures that each center meets only the highest standards

 

  
Pacemaker Safe Buttons

 
 
Online Troubleshooting Guides
 
 

No Charges for False Alarms
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Call us today at 1-866-581-4540 to get your medical alert with Alert1

Accidents that Require a Medical Emergency Pendant

Even if you’re set on purchasing an emergency pendant, we know the added cost can make some customers second-guess their decision. Below, we’ve included some common emergencies and accidents that necessitate emergency support with the use of a medical emergency pendant.

  • In The Bathroom. It’s no secret that most at-home emergencies happen in the bathroom. If you slip in the bathtub, or perhaps on the tile floor, it may be difficult to reach your home hub medical alert device. Instead, keep an alarm pendant on you while going about your business. Added fall protection can provide additional security. 
  • In the Parking Lot. Parking lots are full of hazards for elderly folks. From ice and puddles to uneven pavement and curbs, there are a lot of opportunities for people to fall. If you happen to take a spill in one of these lots, it could take a while before somebody notices your injury. With a medical alert pendant, you can summon help immediately and right from where you lay. 
  • In the Car. Many seniors are continuing to drive into old age, extending their ability to live independently. However, car accidents happen to even the best drivers, and there is little individuals can do to prevent them. If you experience a car accident, a medical alert pendant can help contact emergency services, the authorities, or a loved one to pick you up from the scene of the accident.
  • In the Grocery Store. Whether you socialize or not, most seniors need to make occasional grocery trips. This is one of the most common places for seniors to experience emergencies outside of the home. While most grocery stores are full of people, it can take a few minutes for someone to notice you’ve had an accident. Cut that timeline short by bringing along a medical alert pendant.

Emergency Pendants from Alert1

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  • Fall Detection Available
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  • Fall Detection Included
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  • Phone Not Required
  • Fall Detection Available
  • Speaker in the Button
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  • Fall Detection Included
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  • Fall Detection Included
  • Speaker in the Button

¹Pricing of Alert1 annual service plans. Medical alert comparisons and pricing are based on standard rates, temporary promotions may apply, offers subject to change. 
If you would like to request any changes to the information provided here, contact [email protected]
Please note that for all comparisons a lack of a check mark indicates that the competitor criteria is not listed on the competitor’s official website.

²Life Alert  website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Life Alert  is a registered trademark of Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc.
³Monthly fee for Lifeline  depends on user location and options. Lifeline  website accessed 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Lifeline  is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
4Medical Guardian © website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Copyright © Medical Guardian, LLP ©. All Rights Reserved.
5Bay Alarm Medical website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Bay Alarm Medical is a subsidiary of Bay Alarm Company .
6MobileHelp website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. MobileHelp is a registered trademark of Integrity Tracking, LLC.
Alert1 offers multiple payment plans so you can choose the service that best meets your needs for price and flexibility. Our members are never locked into a multi-year contract. You may cancel your service at any time, without any cancellation charges.
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