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Senior Safety

Medical alert systems are wearable devices that make it easy for older adults to call for help in case of an injury or accident. We’ve collected our favorite systems based on affordability and features to find the best match for you. 

Top medical alert brands

Bay Alarm Medical has emergency devices for your home, your car, and on the go. Help is never far away with this system.
Bay Alarm Medical Review

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Whether you’re water-surfing or channel-surfing, Medical Guardian has a medical alert system for all lifestyles.
Medical Guardian Review

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GetSafe offers a flat professional monitoring rate. Whether you want the basics or the works, you get an affordable price.
Get Safe Review


MobileHelp bundles systems to give you a bit of everything for an affordable price. Learn more about its flexible pricing in our review.
MobileHelp Review

This high-end medical alert system has a GPS device with fall detection built in, making it a great fit for active seniors on the go.
Lifeline Review


The wearable devices for this in-home medical alert system work up to 1,300 feet away from the base station—one of the longest ranges on the market.
Lifefone Review

Aging in place

More people are choosing to stay home through their golden years. But it takes some preparation and planning to do it safely. Check out our resources on making your home smarter and safer for your aging loved ones.

Ultimate Guide to Aging in Place
More older adults are staying at home as they age. Learn what you can do...
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Room-by-Room Guide to Senior Home Safety
Maintaining independence is important to all adults, but living alone as a senior can become...
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How to Choose a Medical Alert System
There are a lot of medical alert companies out there, each with a variety of...

Safety accessories for seniors

These safety accessories give seniors more independence to do what they love. We’ve gathered stylish wearables that track health stats and heart rate monitors that keep your ticker in check.  

Best Smartwatches and Wearables for Seniors
We've checked out some of the newest products available—along with some tried-and-true favorites—to find the...
GPS Trackers for People with Dementia
GPS tracking can help caregivers watch loved ones with dementia and prevent wandering. We reviewed...
Best Safety Devices for Seniors
We’ve researched the best products to make aging in the home safer and easier for...
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Best Fitness Tracker for Seniors
Watching your heart is the first step to watching your health. Check out our top...
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2023 Best Blood Pressure Monitors Buyers Guide
We researched and compared the best blood pressure monitors to help you make an informed...
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5 Best Medication Tracking Devices
Forgetting to keep up on scheduled prescriptions can have dangerous repercussions. Here are our top...

Senior Safety FAQ

As your parents age, it can be difficult to know how to keep them safe. We answer the most frequently asked senior safety questions to help!


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If you find yourself in an emergency, a medical alert necklace can contact trained professionals...
These fuss-free cell phones keep you in touch with loved ones without missing out on...
Find out if Bay Alarm Medical is the right medical alert system for your needs....
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