Cellular connectivity means that you don’t need to me connected to a landline phone in order for your medical alert system to work. Portable devices with cellular connectivity will work wherever cell towers can reach, inside or outside the home. Plus, the connectivity fee is included with the cost of the medical alert service, so you don’t need to pay an additional bill.
FAQs About Medical Alert System Pendants
What kind of emergency help do medical alert systems provide?
Medical alert systems make it easier for the elderly and anyone with medical conditions or mobility issues to contact emergency help. Medical alert systems vary, but they all have emergency help or panic buttons that connect the user with a 24/7 professional monitoring center. In the event of an emergency or fall, the user can simply hit the button to be connected with a professional operator. If help is needed, the operator will dispatch local emergency services to the home.
What other types of medical alert systems are available?
Medical alert companies provide a variety of options to suit a range of lifestyles. The medical alert necklaces and pendants on this page work both outside and inside the home. If you’re looking for a medical alert for someone who spends their time inside, an in-home device package might be a better fit. Many of the best personal medical alert systems offer packages that include necklaces with panic buttons. The buttons on these necklaces only work when you’re in range of the system, which could be anywhere from 300-1,200 feet from the main unit, depending on the manufacturer.
Does insurance cover medical alert systems?
Typically, Medicare does not cover medical alert systems. Some private insurance groups will pay for medical alert devices. It’s also always a good idea to do your research and see if you are eligible for any kind of discount. It doesn’t hurt to ask the salesperson when you call to ask about the plan. In many cases, the salesperson has some leeway to offer discounts.
Will a medical alert system still work if the power goes out?
Yes, as long as your device is charged. Any of the products on this page last two or more days off of one battery charge.