Compare Medical Alert Systems

So, you’ve already established the fact that you or a loved one is in need of a medical alert system for their security, independence or peace of mind. The next step is to compare a medical alert systems provider.

As you probably know by now, there are thousands of medical alert systems providers also called Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). What you probably didn’t know is that most of the companies selling these medical alert systems are all using much of the same equipment. The medical alert equipment consists of a base unit or console
which houses an ultra sensitive microphone so that if you fall you can be heard by a dispatcher from most anywhere in your home. The second part of a medical alert system is the transmitter. The transmitter is usually worn around the persons neck as a pendant or can be worn as a watch around the arm. Our Pendant and watch MedFirst Alert PERSstyle transmitters are water resistant to 60 feet of pressure. While some companies make claims that there’s are waterproof, this is just a play on words for marketing purposes. All medical alert transmitters have electronics inside and are capable of being taken apart thus have a rubber seal to prevent water from entering the transmitter. Ours have been rigorously tested to 60 feet of pressure. So, unless you are taking your transmitter diving in the Atlantic Ocean you will be more than covered.

So, what makes one medical alert systems provider better than another? It truly boils down to the service that is provided and the price you pay for that service.

MedFirst Alert is dedicated to providing the finest service at competitive prices. Our monitoring station is family owned and the management team has an average of over 25 years experience in the monitoring business (this is important because many do not).

A live operator (care specialist) will answer the phone 24 hours a day. We do not use “auto-attendants”. This means when you parent or loved one presses their medical alert transmitter they will be talking with one of our care specialists in under 30 seconds. It’s very important to know you will be speaking with someone on the other end who is knowledgeable and caring as this is sometimes your only lifeline to receiving help quickly.

My recommendation when choosing a medical alert systems provider is to do some research and compare online and then place a call personally to follow up with any additional questions you may have. Give us a call today at 1-800-595-0718. We would love to address any questions or concerns you may have in choosing a medical alert system for yourself, a loved one or someone for whom you are a caregiver.

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