The basic idea behind medical alert systems doesn’t change much: The user has an in-home unit or portable help button that instantly connects them with a professional monitoring center, which in turn sends emergency help as necessary. Where Medical Guardian breaks away from the pack is its wide variety of device options, the quality of its user support, its expanded coverage area and its reputation amongst medical professionals and users alike.
Medical Guardian also has a flexible pricing structure. There’s no long-term contract required. Instead, you can get a month-to-month subscription with the essential equipment. Add-on features and devices are also available. If you opt into quarterly, semi-annual or annual payment plans, these are bundled with incentives like reduced daily costs and additional accessories.
The Classic Guardian is great for those who spend more time at home. This medical alert system requires a landline phone for monitoring, and it comes with a base unit plus a waterproof neck pendant or wristband at no additional cost. The Classic Guardian has an expansive range of 1,300 feet, allowing you to access help even while outdoors. You can purchase the Classic Guardian for $29.95 per month. Alternate payment plans are available.
The Home Guardian is Medical Guardian’s best value medical alert system. It comes with a base unit and neck pendant or wristband at no additional cost. The Home Guardian doesn’t require a landline phone and connects to Medical Guardian’s monitoring station using AT&T’s cellular service. You’ll be able to request for help up to 600 feet away from the base unit. You can purchase the Home Guardian for $34.95 per month, and alternate payment plans are available.
The Family Guardian medical alert system adds on activity monitoring. This system comes with two motion sensors and a contact sensor. You’ll be able to use the Family Guardian mobile app to keep tabs on your loved one with a neck pendant or wristband that can be used to request help within 1,300 feet of the base unit. You can purchase the Family Guardian for $79.95 per month. Alternate payment plans are available.
The Mobile Guardian is a medical alert system that’s most suitable for on-the-go lifestyles. It comes with a charging station, mobile medical alert unit, and a neck pendant or wristband. You can take the mobile unit with you on errands, vacation, or even while outdoors working in your yard. As long as you’re wearing your help button within 350 feet of the mobile unit, you can access help when needed. GPS tracking also makes it easy for emergency responders to find you. The Mobile Guardian can be purchased for $49.95 per month, with alternate payment plans available.
The Active Guardian is Medical Guardian’s next-level mobile alert system. Like Mobile Guardian, you’ll receive a charging dock and mobile alert unit. Active Guardian includes several unique features like Wi-Fi capability to help pinpoint your location, a waterproof design so the device can be worn in the shower, and automatic fall detection. Fall detection can be added to your package for an additional $10 per month. Active Guardian can be worn while you’re on-the-go for access to help right away. You can purchase Active Guardian for $44.95 per month. Alternate payment plans are available.
The Freedom Guardian is a medical alert watch that can be worn while you’re at home or away. The Freedom Guardian is a step above the Active and Mobile Guardian, providing additional features like GPS tracking, Wi-Fi location technologies, text-to-speech messaging, reminders, and more. If a loved one texts you, you won’t have to stop what you’re doing and text back — simply reply by voice, and it’ll be converted to text. The watch also has a help screen that can be tapped for assistance. You can purchase the Freedom Guardian for $179.95 with a $44.95 monthly monitoring fee. Alternate payment plans are available for monitoring.
We recommend the Active Guardian medical alert device as the most flexible solution for keeping you or a loved one safe. Since it can be worn around the neck, features GPS location tracking, and can automatically detect falls, this device provides the most value for all lifestyles. You’ll be able to wear it around the house and while on-the-go. Priced at $45.95 per month with no additional equipment costs, you’re getting a better deal with this mobile option.
This unit is the hub of Medical Guardian’s in-home mobile alert systems. It has a help button and two-way communication for talking to the emergency operator, and it also carries the signals from your help button accessories. Connectivity (landline or wireless/cellular) and range depends on the package selected.
Mobile communication device
These are available in the Mobile or Active Guardian packages. With cellular connectivity, help button, two-way communication, GPS tracking and optional fall detection, they can be used at home, on the road or out in public. The higher-tier Active Guardian device also has WiFi location tracking, which is handy for areas like big buildings where GPS signals might not be able to reach.
Wearable help button
Medical Guardian offers neck pendants or wristbands with emergency help buttons. As long as you’re within range of the base station or mobile communication device, you can ask for help with just a tap.
Mobile App & Sensors
With the Family Guardian package, family members and caregivers can track the user’s at-home activity on a mobile app. The in-home sensors detect a user’s movements around the home so family members get activity reports and notifications, monitoring their daily life without intruding.
Freedom Guardian Watch
This smartwatch-meets-medical-alert is a top choice for active seniors. With a built-in mobile phone, it eliminates the need to have a cell phone. Plus, it has a rechargeable two-day battery, is available in black or white, and its interface is designed to be easy to use and senior-friendly.
Fall Alert Pendant
As a medical alert pendant you can easily wear around your neck, the Fall Alert Pendant automatically detects falls and alerts a monitoring specialist. This pendant is water-resistant so that it can be worn even in the shower.
Voice-Activated Wall Button
Medical Guardian’s Voice-Activated Wall Button allows you to request help by saying “Call Medical Guardian” twice or pulling on its cord.
The Medical Guardian Lockbox makes it easy for emergency medical responders or your contacts to access your home by allowing you to store your house key inside. This lockbox has weatherproof qualities, making it durable for outdoor use.
With a 2,000 ft. range, this wall-mounted button can wirelessly connect you with Medical Guardian’s monitoring center. It can be placed in areas of your home where you see most fit.
Medical Guardian’s packages range from $29.95 per month to $79.95 per month. The only Medical Guardian package with an additional equipment cost is the Freedom Guardian, requiring $179.95 for the medical alert watch. Fall detection can be added to any of the packages for an additional $10 per month.
Does Medical Guardian require a contract?
Medical Guardian has month-to-month, short-term contracts. Each month, you’ll pay for your monitoring fee. You’re free to cancel at any time.
Do I need a smartphone to use Medical Guardian?
No, a smartphone isn’t required to use any Medical Guardian package. However, if you have a Family Guardian package, caregivers will need a smartphone to access the accompanying mobile app and receive notifications about the user’s mobility.
What is Medical Guardian’s refund policy?
If you want to cancel your service with Medical Guardian, please call 1-(800)-313-1191 and step through their cancellation process as provided on their website. Once you have returned your equipment or signed your cancellation letter, you’ll receive a prorated refund for any unused service time.
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