Eight medical alert systems worthy of consideration (Reviews.com, February 2017)

This blog post summarizes the evaluation done by Reviews.com of 69 medical alert systems in early 2017. There were several winners:

Best customer service – Bay Alarm Medical
Best response time – Medical Guardian
Best mobile technology – MobileHelp

Five other systems to consider were:

Acadian On Call
Philips Lifeline
GreatCall Lively
Walgreens ReadyResponse

(Note that Philips Lifeline is available at a reduced rate from many hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.)

Reviews.com encourages consumers to “take action”:
* don’t dance around the subject with an elder
* evaluate the most appropriate system for your situation
* check your mobile coverage

In its evaluation, Reviews.com considered these factors:
* nationwide coverage
* whether the device required a full home security system
* excellent purchasing process
* breadth of equipment
* easy to get started and easy to stop the service

Here’s a link to the Reviews.com article:


Best Medical Alert Systems
Updated: February 20, 2017