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Best Rated Medical Alerts for Seniors

  Winnie Thomas

Best Rated Medical Alerts for Seniors

When searching for a medical alert system, families want to know if that system will serve their loved one well and if the loved one themself feels protected and secure under that system’s care. The medical alert system also needs to be able to fit that specific senior’s lifestyle and will still allow them to live their life as normally as possible. Demonstrated below are the top 3 rated medical alert systems by consumers, and based on the equipment descriptions and packages offered by each company, families will hopefully be able to make the right choices for their family members in need.

Seniors Bulletin Medical Alert Systems - Medical Guardian Review

Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian is the number one rated medical alert system wherever there is a competition between medical alert companies. With its fall detection, two-way communication, and no fees on equipment, consumers adore this company and its products. The main 4 plans that clients can purchase include:

The Classic Guardian

An in-home safety system using a landline. Comes with a waterproof pendant or wristband emergency button and a base station. The button can be pushed from a distance of up to 1,300 feet away to ensure that there is protection wherever you go in your household. There is also no equipment fee.

The Home Guardian

Another in-home system, but no landline is required. (Can use a cellular device) Comes with a waterproof pendant or wristband emergency button and a base station. The button can be pushed within 600 feet of the base station, and this system has fall detection capabilities if the client wants to pay extra and add it on. (no equipment fee)

The Mobile Guardian

A GPS enabled device that is attached to your cell phone. Comes with a waterproof pendant or wristband button. Two-way communication through the pendant comes with it and is suited for seniors who travel more often. (no equipment fee)

The Active Guardian

An all in one system with GPS, WiFi, and optional fall detection capabilities. Comes with a waterproof pendant option only and has the added two-way communication through the device itself. (no equipment fee)
Overall, Medical Guardian offers some variation between their multiple in-home and mobile systems, allowing for even more detailed options for their clients. If a specific plan for a medical alert system is needed for you or your loved one, Medical Guardian will most likely be the right choice.
Seniors Bulletin Medical Alert Systems - Bay Alarm Medical Review

Bay Alarm Medical

Bay Alarm Medical is known to be simple, effective, and offer good deals and prices for their products. For example, there are no activation or equipment fees for any of their medical alert packages. Plus, the three main plans that they offer portray all of the aspects that were mentioned above.

In-Home Landline

This plan comes with a base station, a backup battery of up to 32 hours, a waterproof wristband or pendant, and has automatic fall detection capabilities. Wearable two-way communication can also be an added feature to this plan.

In-Home Cellular

All of the aspects mentioned in the In-Home Landline package are also included in this one, but instead of the base station being linked to a landline, it’s linked to a cellular device.


This plan comes with a waterproof wristband or pendant with obvious GPS tracking abilities. The system has a 72-hour backup battery and has automatic fall detection or wearable two-way communication features available, as well.
*Range of up to 1,000 feet for all plans* In general, Bay Alarm Medical has packages that have many included aspects and features that make this brand all the more appealing to its clients. Packages have many options within it, making the plan more personalized to each customer. Seniors who would prefer to make a medical alert plan that’s more personalized to them is something that many of them would prefer if they truly wanted all-around protection.

Medical Alert

Medical Alert is one of the nation’s (U.S.) biggest providers in emergency response systems, plus, there’s no activation or equipment charge for any of their offered plans. All systems below are also waterproof with fall detection capabilities:

Standard System

Comes with a base unit linked to a landline, a 32-hour backup battery, and a pendant or wristband emergency button option.

Cellular Base System

Comes with a base unit linked to a cellular device, a 36-hour backup battery, and a pendant or wristband option, as well.

Mobile/GPS System

Comes with a base unit, (for at-home occasions and can be linked to cellular or landline numbers) a 36-hour backup battery, GPS tracking, and interchangeable pendant and wristband options.
All in all, Medical Alert has many positive things about this company, such as the option to add fall detection to any plan above, but the range for these plans is only about 600 feet, which is much shorter than the products from the other two companies mentioned before. Besides that minor set-back, Medical Alert is an overall great company to choose from.
Nevertheless, the top three rated medical alert companies above are truly very similar to each other when looking at all of their similar aspects. The differences that make these companies unique to each other is how you and other consumers perceive them. Depending on what more people want from a medical alert company is going to be the company that is ranked #1. Medical Guardian has been proven by clients that it’s the best out of any other brand, so those slight differences that make Medical Guardian stand out are going to be the features that people want, and other companies such as Bay Alarm Medical and Medical Alert that rank below it are close, but not quite.
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