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Finding The Most Reliable Medical Alert System

bay medical alarmIn search of the highest quality modern PERS, Reviews.com has expended more than 100 hours interviewing senior care specialists, rooting out service contracts, and manually evaluating all the nominees to provide you with guidance in choosing an elderly care provider. They began their investigation by gathering a total of 69 medical alert units powered by mobile base chargers, all of which enable you to access a private QA center.

They steered clear of any kinds of premium accessory reviews. The technological progression of PERS units may be impressive, but in formulating this particular review they focused only on their primary usage, which is signaling for help at the press of a button. They also confirmed that all services offered countrywide coverage, and eliminated all medical alert units that demanded the installation of a whole-house security system. An easy buying process was also essential to their search, which included making sure that all provider programs were every bit as easy to cancel as to join.

Top Overall

Bay Alarm Medical took the top prize for its outstanding customer support network, which is populated by a staff of compassionate technicians who genuinely care about providing the best customer experience possible. In addition, online purchases were easy, and the company’s sharp web page provides you with video demos, a blog, and easy-to-read prices and terms of sale. Setting the alert device up was almost effortless, requiring nothing more than a quick flip of the sensor and a simple outlet plug-in.

Top in Technology

MobileHelp topped the list in the important area of technological the medical devices themselves. Customers also reported favorably about the aesthetic benefits of this particular alert device, which is available in either a necklace pendant or a wristwatch format, and mentioned that the design of both types of units were stylish and appealing.

Runner Up

Medical Guardian was determined to be the next best overall alert unit. The system’s emergency contact response times clocked in at an impressive average of 49 seconds, with cordial and helpful dispatchers.

Honorable Mention

Other high-quality home alert providers that they identify for your consideration include GreatCall Splash, Walgreen ReadyResponse, ResponseLINK, Philips Lifeline, and Acadian On Call.

Things to Know

These units are all rental products only, so you cannot buy them outright.

When you order a medical alert device, you are paying to rent the unit and for instant access to a crisis support center. PERS suppliers meticulously check to confirm that all pieces originally delivered to you are returned in a similar condition. Otherwise, they’ll likely charge you additional fees.

There’s a good chance you’re speaking to a registered nurse or EMT.

Even though there isn’t any specific law that stipulates all medical alert call center dispatchers must be qualified medical experts, a lot of them are registered nurses and EMTs. If not, then they’ve at least been accepted by a private security science company or verified by the CSAA.

Medical alert systems are becoming increasingly popular.

Based on the findings of the US Census Bureau, the number of citizens over the age of 60 will double in growth from 2012 to 2050. If the majority of these mature adults intend on staying in their own houses, it’s very likely that the medical alert business will become increasingly overpopulated with service providers. And since many of these companies have yet to become known and must face a lot of rivalry, only a few of them will make the cut. To read more about medical alert systems and see Reviews.com’s analysis, see their full article here: http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

Editor in Chief at Approved Senior Network
Valerie is a Registered Nurse and long-term care expert. She has published 4 books on caring for aging adults and is the Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com and ApprovedSeniorNetwork.com