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How to Choose an Emergency Call Pendant for Elderly Relatives

We know that buying an emergency call pendant for elderly relatives can be tricky. From monthly rates to the way a device looks, there are a lot of aspects to contend with when doing your research. To help you out, we’ve outlined a few things to consider before making your decision. Below, you will also find a medical alert pendant comparison grid, which includes information on all the factors we mention across a variety of providers. We hope this takes some of the research time and pressure off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – staying as safe as possible in an emergency.

Consider Your Budget

Budgetary restrictions are among the top concerns for most medical alert customers. When deciding which emergency call pendant you want for an elderly relative, think about what they are comfortable paying at a monthly rate. Most elderly folks live on fixed incomes. This means you’ll want this added cost to fit as comfortably as possible into their existing budget. 

Check for HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a surprisingly important consideration when researching medical alert pendants. A HIPAA-compliant alert system company abides by a set of national security standards designed to protect certain health information. Put simply, these alert system companies will protect your medical privacy from others who may want to see your health information. 

TMA 5 Diamond Certified Command Center

Many searching for an emergency call pendant for elderly list “customer service” as one of the most important factors in their decision. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know a system’s customer service reputation if you’ve never used their device. This is why you should always look for a TMA 5 Diamond Certification. Call centers with this designation meet extremely high customer service standards, guaranteeing a good experience every time you call. 

Pacemaker-Safe Buttons

 

Not all medical alert pendants are safe to use with pacemakers. Electromagnetic waves, which are generated by some technology, can keep a pacemaker from functioning properly. The American Heart Association has a full list of devices that can interfere with pacemakers, and you will see that medical alert systems are among the many. As a result, it is essential to check if a medical alert pendant is compatible with a pacemaker before wearing it. 

Comparing Your Emergency Call Pendant Options

If you’re shopping for an emergency call pendant for elderly relatives, it can be difficult to know where to start. Even if you’ve answered the above questions, there are dozens of providers with safe, effective options. We know Alert1 is among the best, but we want you to feel confident in your decision.

Rather than asking you to spend time researching, we’ve decided to make it easier to buy an emergency call pendant for elderly relatives. Below, you’ll find a comparison grid with some of the top medical alert pendants available in the U.S. market. This presentation allows you to compare annual prices, contract lengths, coverage, and a variety of other factors. You’ll see that Alert1 provides customer-forward devices at fair prices, even when compared to our competitors. 

 

 

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

Emergency Call Pendants from Alert1

In-the-Home
In-the-Home
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Required
  • Fall Detection Available
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In-the-Home
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Fall Detection
In-the-Home<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Required
  • Fall Detection Included
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On-the-Go
On-the-Go
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Phone Not Required
  • Fall Detection Available
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More
On-the-Go
+
Fall Detection
On-the-Go<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Phone Not Required
  • Fall Detection Included
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More
In-the-Home
+
On-the-Go
+
Fall Detection
In-the-Home<span><br>+</span> On-the-Go<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Not Required
  • Fall Detection Included
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More

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 9/1/2020. 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 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Lifeline ® is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
4Medical Guardian © website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Copyright © Medical Guardian, LLP ©. All Rights Reserved.
5Bay Alarm Medical ® website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Bay Alarm Medical ® is a subsidiary of Bay Alarm Company ®.
6MobileHelp ® website accessed on 9/1/2020. 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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