Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian’s impressive spectrum of medical alert solutions gives people the freedom and flexibility to choose a medical alert system that’s tailored to your home, budget and lifestyle needs.

What Sets Medical Guardian Apart?

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 that includes the essential equipment at no extra cost. If you opt into quarterly, semi-annual or annual payment plans, these are bundled with incentives like reduced daily costs and additional accessories.

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What we like

  • Flexible pricing options and incentives

  • Variety of devices and systems

  • Strong user reviews

What we don’t like

  • Month-to-month packages only come with basic equipment, which can mean more up-front fees

  • Relatively high price point for an entry-level system

Classic Guardian

Starting at $29.95/mo

Our take

This is the most cost effective package for in-home monitoring and assistance, starting at $29.95/mo. However, it requires an active landline telephone. The system comes with a base unit with two-way communication and a wearable help button, which you can expand with add-ons like wall-mounted or voice-activated help buttons, automatic fall detection pendants, and a lockbox to give emergency responders easy access to your home. 

 

Good to know: the Classic Guardian base unit has a coverage range (the area in which your help buttons will work) of up to 1,300 feet radius – the largest in the industry.

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Landline connection
  • Wearable help button (wristband or pendant)

Home Guardian

Starting at $34.95/mo

Our take

This option is similar to the Classic package, but you don’t need a landline. The cellular base unit has a smaller range than the landline system, but its maximum range of 600 feet is still almost as large as two football fields. Starting price is $34.95/month; discounts and additional accessories are applied for longer-term contracts. 

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Wearable help button (wristband or pendant)

Family Guardian

Starting at $79.95/mo

Our take

This high-tech medical monitoring system is a good match for people who want to live as independently as possible while still under the watchful eye of their loved ones. The Family Guardian package bundles a base unit with two-way communication, a wearable help button, and three safety sensors for installation around the home. 

 

Once it’s set up, this system allows concerned family members and caregivers the ability to track the user’s movements through the Family Guardian mobile app’s notifications and daily reports. This way, they can tell whether or not their loved one is moving about their home and routine as usual while still granting them some autonomy and independence. Price starts at $79.95/month.

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Family monitoring through mobile app
  • Cellular base station
  • Wearable help button
  • 3 in-home activity & motion sensors

Mobile Guardian

Starting at $49.95/mo

Our take

This is Medical Guardian’s entry-level mobile package, which includes a portable communication device so you can bring monitoring coverage with you wherever you go – the home, the neighborhood, or even in the car. Since the mobile base station has built-in GPS technology, it’s easier for help to find you. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to two days. Monthly cost starts at $49.95/mo. and includes a mobile device and wearable help button.

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Mobile communication device with GPS technology, two-way communication and optional fall detection

Active Guardian

Starting at $44.95/mo

Our take

This is similar to the Mobile Guardian package, but its central mobile device is even more technologically advanced. With the Active Guardian package, your portable all-in-one device packs in features: two-way communication, help button, GPS, WiFi location tracking (which can help find you when GPS can’t) and optional fall detection. It also has up to 5 days of battery life. Starting price is $39.95/mo. Wearable help button not included.

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Mobile communication device with GPS and WiFi technology, two-way communication and optional fall detection

Freedom Guardian

Starting at $44.95/mo

Our take

The Freedom Guardian is a senior-friendly smartwatch with 24/7 monitoring assistance and a built-in mobile phone. Active seniors will appreciate its mobility and functionality. Plus, it’s available in black or white with a bright, large color screen, so it’s less orthopedic-looking than a standard medical alert device. This modern esthetic can help seniors overcome any stigma they associate with wearing one. Service starts at $44.95/mo. There is also a $99 one-time device fee.

Package Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Freedom Guardian smartwatch

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Medical Guardian Equipment and Features

Base Station

Mobile communication device

Wearable help button

Mobile App & Sensors

Freedom Guardian Watch

Base Station

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.

Classic Guardian

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Freedom Guardian

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Starting Cost $29.95/mo. $34.95/mo. $79.95/mo. $49.95/mo. $39.95/mo. $44.95/mo. + one-time $99 equipment fee
Connectivity Landline Cellular Cellular Cellular Cellular Cellular
In-home or anywhere Home Home Home Anywhere Anywhere Anywhere
Location tracking No No No Yes Yes Yes
24/7 monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fall detection option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Medical Guardian Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Does Medical Guardian Medical require a long-term contract?

No. All of its services can be accessed with month-to-month subscription plans that can be cancelled at any time. For many packages, discounts are available if you switch to semi-annual payment plans, or if you bundle multiple packages and devices.

Does Medical Guardian Medical require you to purchase equipment up front?

When you purchase a specific Medical Guardian Medical package, the basic equipment is included at no extra cost as long as you’re enrolled in an active monitoring subscription. The exceptions are the Freedom package – for that, you’ll need to pay a one-time fee of $99 for the smartwatch – and any other optional accessories you choose to add on.


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