Medical alert systems have come a long way since LifeAlert’s famous “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials in the 1980s. Today, you can find medical alarms that cater to the needs of both active and home-bound older adults. Modern systems can do anything from automatically detecting a fall to pinpointing your loved one with GPS if they get lost.
Medical alert systems range from one-button systems to smartwatches with activity features. You can even find medical alert devices for vehicles. But they all essentially do the same job—call for help when it’s needed most.
Picking the best medical alert system for your loved one depends on their activity level, your budget, and extra features they may need (like automatic fall detection). We recommend taking your time and exploring your options when you start the process. The best medical alert systems are flexible enough to fit most lifestyles.
Whatever alert system you choose, it needs to be comfortable and convenient enough for your loved one to have nearby 24/7.