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When Do You Need a Life Alert® Fall Detection Device?

Falling poses one of the greatest health risks to folks over 65 years old. As our bodies age, we become more fragile, less balanced, and prone to accidents both inside and outside the home. While certain home improvements and do-it-yourself projects can help protect seniors from falls, many need contingency plans in case an accident happens.

Falling poses one of the greatest health risks to folks over 65 years old. As our bodies age, we become more fragile, less balanced, and prone to accidents both inside and outside the home. While certain home improvements and do-it-yourself projects can help protect seniors from falls, many need contingency plans in case an accident happens. This is where medical alert systems can save lives.

Many medical alert systems can include fall detection as an added feature. These devices, typically worn around the neck, can detect the difference between normal, everyday movement and a fall. When the device is triggered, it automatically connects to a call center, which can then send for help.

Those looking for medical alert systems with fall detection have plenty to consider. There are dozens of reputable providers out there, each vying for a place in your home. Life Alert® fall detection is among the many. In fact, some might say that the company made their name on the Life Alert® “fallen and can’t get up™” commercials. But, while the fall detection from Alert1 may not differ significantly from the rest, we think you’ll find that we have more accessible features and services.

The Differences Between Alert1 and Life Alert® Fall Detection

Life Alert® fall detection and Alert1 fall technology are functionally similar. Both will automatically call for help if the device senses a fall. However, Alert1 offers this system at a consistently lower price and without years-long contract lengths. You may find that this makes our product a little more accessible. We won’t lock you into a long contract, we’ll never upcharge for brand recognition, and we’ll stay on the line with you until help arrives. The comparison grid below is designed to illustrate some crucial differences between Alert1 and Life Alert® services.

 

 

  Alert1 ® Life Alert ®
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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$69.90/mo²
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
 
   

Call us today at 1-866-581-4540 to get your medical alert with Alert1

Fall Detection is Important: Don’t Let Fees and Contracts Stand in Your Way

As you can see in the above chart, Alert1 appears to deliver more consistently cost-friendly and customer-oriented services. Most importantly, you’ll see that our devices are around three times cheaper than Life Alert® fall detection – even with our added automatic fall alert technology.

We make fall detection an option for our devices, but the reality is that fall detection is crucial for most users. Falls can be devastating to senior health. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. They happen so frequently that an elder adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. We don’t think seniors should have to pay a premium for a potentially life-saving service.

Alert1 and Life Alert® fall detection work similarly, but Alert1 is consistently less expensive. This means that more users can access this necessary technology. We know that a lot of our members live on fixed incomes, which means lowering monthly costs is crucial. We hope our accessible pricing helps our members receive the services they need to feel comfortable, whether in their homes or on the go.