Affordable Medical Alert Devices For Seniors & ElderlyPosted on January 30, 2015 by ElderCare Resources in Blog, Consumer Alert, Senior Safety
Medical Alert devices for seniors and elderly often have monthly fees averaging around $30.00. Did you know there are low cost and no fee options available? Clark Howard, always looking for ways to save you money, explains:
Low-Cost, No-Fee Senior Medical Alert Devices
By Clark Howard
Emergency help for seniors who are away from home is now available at the touch of a button. I want to share details about a $15/month subscription service.
Check out this cheap medical alert systems for seniors
We’re all familiar with that commercial that goes, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” right? My mom is in her 90s and wears a call-button for help around her neck. But it will only work inside her assisted living facility.
Traditionally, similar devices only work in conjunction with a landline phone in a home. But what about when you’re away from home?
From the makers of the senior-friendly cell phone Jitterbug comes 5Star Urgent Response. The 5Star allows two-way communication over Verizon’s network with a response agent at the touch of a button. You can even be GPS tracked via triangulation if you’re not able to speak. Service is $14.99/month once you purchase the device. Visit GreatCall.com for more details.
Try this for peace of mind if you have an aging family member or friend.
Here’s a system with no monthly monitoring fee
While the option I mentioned above works in the absence of a landline, the fact is that a lot of seniors have a landline in their home. If that’s the case, you might want to check out AssistiveTechnologyServices.com.
For $279, you buy their device and it comes with free shipping right now. There is no monthly fee at all. You set up the device to call 4 numbers — typically that would be 3 relatives and the fourth number would be 911.
If money matters, this is good way to have alert system set up with no monthly fee.