The Life Alert Cost Per Month is High - Consider Alert1

If you’ve never used a medical alert system, you’re likely looking for the best value at the best price. We don’t blame you. These devices not only provide assistance in an emergency situation, but also supply confidence and security for independent senior living. If you’re lucky enough to have never experienced an emergency, it can be difficult to know which features are important – and what price is worth paying for optimum protection. As a result, a cost per benefit comparison becomes the guiding test for most first-time medical alert system users.

As you’ve likely found, medical alert costs can vary dramatically.  Life Alert has one of the highest monthly costs in the industry - almost three times higher than Alert1's prices.1 But with such a massive cost discrepancy, should you expect any difference in service? We don’t think so. In fact, we hope you’ll find that Alert1 offers several senior-friendly features not provided by Life Alert.1

Comparing Life Alert Systems to Alert1

The Life Alert cost per month is just one piece of the company’s profile. We both provide monitored medical alert systems for a variety of needs. However, Alert1 has invested in some additional features that add even more value to our affordable solutions. Check out the grid below to see how the Life Alert cost per month, and ours, stacks up to the rest of the industry. Life Alert monthly pricing is among the most expensive available, but there are a few other key differences. 


  Alert1  Life Alert 
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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No Long-Term Contract Required
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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
For 85% or more of orders

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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The grid above shows that Alert1 provides a more affordable service but offers additional features. Beyond comparing the Life Alert price per month, consider that Alert1 does not require a long-term contract and we stay on the line until help arrives. 

Managing Your Budget with a Medical Alert System

Medical alert devices are an essential part of senior healthcare. Unfortunately, they are rarely – if ever – covered by health insurance. This means many will need to pay for their devices out of pocket. It is also important to remember that the price you see is a Life Alert subscription cost; this is a fee you will pay every month, or even up front. In Life Alert’s case, you’ll need to pay that amount for at least 36 months of service.1

With many seniors living on fixed incomes, it is essential to find a device that fits easily into your monthly budget. If the Life Alert monthly cost is out of your price range, you shouldn’t stretch yourself to buy the brand you recognize when affordable options are readily available that provide even more features and functions.

Instead, we encourage potential members to consider what they need in a medical alert system. We know that a lower cost is important, but what services do they need? Is fall detection essential? Is built-in GPS important? Once you’ve settled on the device services you need, take a scroll through the medical alert systems we offer. Even at a price that is lower than the Life Alert cost per month, you’ll find that we have a device for every need you have. 
1As of May 2021