Medical Alert by Connect America is a service that aims to bring peace of mind to elderly users hoping to age in place. There are three types of systems available, each with their own strengths and different prices. MedicalAlert.com offers monthly, semi-annual and annual plans, with the general consensus being that you’ll receive more benefits and discounts with longer subscription commitments. Such perks include free shipping, extra service time and lower prices.
GreatCall Lively is the next step towards elder safety and wellbeing. The medical alert button is completely mobile, has GPS and fall detection, and it connects users to the certified 5Star Ready Response monitoring service. The system presents three monthly plans (there is no obligation for annual contracts), and their price varies depending on the extra service features you wish to have. The Lively unit itself is not part of the monthly subscription fee, it must be purchased separately. The lack of annual subscription plans means a longer subscription for the service isn’t rewarded with a discount, but there are occasional promotional deals to sweeten the deal.
Being a Lively subscriber means you need to commit yourself for one year. To prevent any hasty decisions, you are free to experience the service during the 60-day trial period. If you aren’t satisfied, your money will be refunded. The company provides other benefits too, for example free shipping and free system activations.
Monitronics provides a wide range of solutions to give elderly and other people who need additional protection in their home peace of mind. By combining an alarm system for the home with a medical alert system, Monitronics is a one-stop-shop to protect yourself from various threats. This leads to a monthly subscription fee that’s higher than the one you would pay with a pure play medical alert company, you do get a good deal since you’re getting two services for one competitive price.
The best way to gather information about the different benefits of QMedic’s pricing strategy is to contact them over the phone. They offer you medical alert service from $20 a month, and even if you opt for a longer period, you can cancel anytime without any extra fee. If you wish to try it out, but don’t want to fully commit yourself, you can do so within the one-month trial period.
All LifeCall subscribers are presented a wide range of choices regarding the length of the payment plans and the base unit versions. You can also expect to receive a free “Safe at Home” kit, and have free shipping when choosing quarterly or annual payment plans. The longer plans means bigger discount on your monthly billing too. Those who wish to experience LifeCall without consequences, can try it out with the 15-day trial.
Ordering your LogicMark unit directly through the company’s website isn’t available, and you aren’t presented with any other options either. If you would like to purchase the system, you can do so from one of the company’s retailers. We highly recommend Amazon, as they are the most prominent dealer for LogicMark, and they provide free shipping and a huge discount on the base console.
With AlarmCare you can have your beloved elderly protected for an affordable price. There are no annual contracts and the monthly monitoring fee starts from $28. This means that the provided safety net comes for less than $1 a year. Also, in some regions there is the possibility to have your medical alert system set up by a professional installer. In case something happens to the equipment, you don’t need to panic as you can just use your full lifetime warranty and request a new system.
Choosing Rescue Alert means not only protection, but also sparing money. The service has a very diverse pricing strategy with many variations, including monthly equipment rental, a reduced rental fee upon purchasing a refurbished unit, and buying the hardware avoiding any recurring monthly monitoring fees. Besides the flexible pricing, Rescue Alert offers free shipping and no activation fee. Also, there is a 30-day trial period for those who wish to experience Rescue Alert’s service.
Walgreens Ready Response offers a variety of extra benefits to its customers. Using the service doesn’t increase the phone bills, the shipping is always free, and you can cancel the service without any extra fees. Although the home units can be activated with no cost, you should note that the mobile unit does come with a one-time fee. Also, a free gift is given for everyone who chooses to activate their Ready Response service.